Welcome to St. Mary's Orthodox Church!

Welcome to St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Iron Mountain!

St. Mary's is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. 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.

We are located at 311 West D Street in Iron Mountain, MI; on the corner of West D Street and Stockbridge Ave. 

Visitors & inquirers are always welcome at St. Mary's! Please visit our Inquirers Page and our Contact & Visitors Page

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Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!



Classes

Youth Sunday School

The children of the parish are dismissed following Communion for Sunday school lessons.  As our parish pulls from a large geographic area, and not everyone is able to travel to Liturgy every Sunday, the lessons are designed so children can attend when they are present.  If your child has a paint shirt please bring it along, some of our activities are hands-on crafts.

Upcoming Services (all services are listed in Central Time)
  • Sat
    2Mar

    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    3Mar

    Sunday of the Prodigal Son
    9:00am Orthros
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    4:30pm Ironwood Liturgy 
  • Sat
    9Mar

    1:00pm Pre-Lenten Parish Retreat
    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    10Mar

    Sunday of the Last Judgment
    9:00am Orthros
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    MeatFare
  • Sat
    16Mar

    5:30pm Great Vespers
  • Sun
    17Mar

    Forgiveness Sunday
    9:00am Orthros
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    5:30pm Forgiveness Vespers
  • Mon
    18Mar

    Great Lent Begins
    5:30pm Great Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew
  • Tue
    19Mar

    5:30pm Great Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew

Today's Scripture Readings from the Antiochian Archdiocese
ST. PETER'S SECOND UNIVERSAL LETTER 1:20-21; 2:1-9
Beloved, first of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their licentiousness, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep. For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven other persons, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction and made them an example to those who were to be ungodly; and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the licentiousness of the wicked (for by what that righteous man saw and heard as he lived among them, he was vexed in his righteous soul day after day with their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment.
MARK 13:9-13
The Lord said to his disciples, "Take heed to yourselves; for they will deliver you up to councils; and you will be beaten in synagogues; and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them. And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. And when they bring you to trial and deliver you up, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say; but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. And brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Today's Commemorations in the Antiochian Archdiocese
Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza, The Holy Great Martyr Photine, the Samaritan Women, Holy Martyr Theocletus, John Claphas the new Martyr

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Thought for the Day

“Cry out, O sinner, with all your might, for the Lord is merciful and loves those who repent. As soon as you repent, your Father will come out to meet you and rejoice with you.” -- St. Ephraim the Syrian


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