St. Simon is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
As a member of the Antiochian Archdiocese we follow the liturgical practice and canonical discipline of our Archdiocese and Patriarchate. All our services are in English.
Liturgy is generally served at St. Simon once a month, usually at 4:30pm on the first Sunday of the month. Services are currently paused so bathroom repairs can be finished.
Please check the calendar for upcoming services and us the "contact us" form below if you have any questions or wish to be added to the service email list.
Please join the livestream from St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Iron Mountain on days Liturgy is not being served in Ironwood. Liturgy livestream can be found on the home page Home
St Simon Church is located at 226 E. Harding Ave. Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: 906-774-3772-please leave a message
St. Simon Church has on-street parking along Harding Ave.
Special Announcement: The basement & restroom at St. Simon Church is currently undergoing final repairs and is closed to all use.
Thank you for your patience!
For the health and safety of all in the parish we ask all those who choose to attend in-person services to abide by the following guidelines:
- Please use the provided hand sanitizer when you enter or exit the church.
- Masks are required, except when receiving communion.
- Please maintain physical distancing while in the church.
- Coffee hour following services and other social gatherings will remain suspended until further notice.
While all precautions are being taken COVID is still present in our community and no gathering is risk free. If you are feeling unwell please worship with us from home.
St. Mary's in Iron Mountain continues to live-stream all their services via Facebook. Please go to the Home Page to watch the feed embedded right on this website or follow the link to the the St. Mary's Facebook page St. Mary's Facebook Page
Thank you for your understanding during this time!
Prayer for the Sick
O Holy Father, heavenly physician for thy souls and bodies, who has sent thine Only Begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to heal all our ailments and deliver us from death: do thou visit and heal thy servant (names) granting him/her release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that he/she may give thanks to thee and bless thy Holy Name, of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen
St. Simon Orthodox Church celebrated its 100th anniversary in Sept. of 2015. The church has a rich history and this is just a small glimpse of that history. Click on the link to see a PDF of the three part series about the history of the church, originally published in 1997.
St. Simon/St. Simeon Church is mentioned in the June 2015 edition of The Word magazine in the historical article on page 14. Please click on the link to download the PDF version of the magazine from the Archdiocese website. June 2015 Edition of The Word
There are also multiple mentions of Ironwood in the following article. Fr. Nicola Yanney: The First Antiochan Priest in Mid-America
Article by the Ironwood Daily Globe Newspaper regarding the Anniversary Celebration weekend. St. Simon Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary
This photograph is from the church records. It is of the wedding of Elias Yanney & Mary Abraham in 1916 at St. Simon Church. Clergy pictured are Metropolitan Germanos, Fr. Nicola Yanney & Fr. John Saba.
"Sometimes called the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For twenty centuries, she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ."
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.