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