WHY MARQUETTE?

100 MILES

Marquette is approximately 100 miles from the nearest regularly-active Orthodox community. 

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FAITHFUL LIVE HERE

There are a number of Orthodox Christians in the Marquette area without regular access to Divine Liturgy or the Holy Mysteries (Sacraments). 

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Northern Michigan University

Marquette is the home of Northern Michigan University, the premier public university of Michigan's Upper  Peninsula, with an average undergraduate enrollment around 8,000.

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50,000 PEOPLE

Some 50,000 people live in the Marquette metropolitan area, with 67,000 in Marquette County. There is also a large influx of tourists every summer--and no regularly active Orthodox parish.

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