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!


Announcements

* Due to the Clergy Symposium being held at the Antiochican Village this week we will have Readers Vespers on Saturday, July 20th at 5:30pm and Typica on Sunday, July 21st at 10:00am.  There will be no communion at the Typica service. Safe travels to our clergy as they make the journey there and home. 

* For those planning to attend Readers Vespers and/or Typica on the weekend of July 20th & 21st please be aware there are road closures (including Carpenter Ave.) around the church due to a street basketball tournament being held this weekend nearby the church. Best wishes to all those involved for a safe and successful event!

* To celebrate the church's feast day, a picnic will be held on Sunday, August 18th following Liturgy.  All parish members are welcome and encouraged to attend to enjoy food, fun and fellowship.  



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)

21

Jul

Sunday

Clergy Symposium @ Antiochian Village
10:00am Typica (no communion)

27

Jul

Saturday

St. Panteleimon
5:30pm Great Vespers

28

Jul

Sunday

9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy

1

Aug

Thursday

Procession of the Cross

Dormition Fast Begins

3

Aug

Saturday

5:30pm Great Vespers

4

Aug

Sunday

9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
4:30pm Ironwood Liturgy

10

Aug

Saturday

5:30pm Great Vespers

11

Aug

Sunday

9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy


Today's Scripture Readings
ST. PAUL'S LETTER TO THE ROMANS 6:18-23
Brethren, having been set free from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for sanctification. When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
MATTHEW 8:5-13
At that time, as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress." And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go, ' and he goes, and to another, 'Come, ' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this, ' and he does it." When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth." And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.
Today's Commemorations
4th Sunday of Matthew, John and Symeon the Fool for Christ, Parthenios, Bishop of Arta
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