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THE ANCIENT CHURCH

St. Timothy the Apostle Mission is an Eastern Orthodox Church, specifically under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).  The Holy Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church founded by Christ and His Apostles. The word Orthodox translates to “right-believing”, a definition which is easily realized in observing the Traditions of Orthodoxy.  Sunday mornings in Orthodox Churches worldwide, you will find the faithful celebrating the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom – a service dating back to the 5th century.  The rich 2000 year history and steadfast adherence to the teachings of Christ and His apostles is what attracts people worldwide to explore our faith.

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THE SYMBOL OF FAITH

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, True God of True God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from the heavens, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man; And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And rose again on the third day, according to the Scriptures; And ascended into the heavens, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father; And shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets; In One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. I Confess one Baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the life of the age to come, Amen.

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Sydney, Australia: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad officiates Patronal Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral

On Tuesday evening, July 9, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, traveling with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign," arrived in Sydney, […]

Howell, NJ: Patronal Feast, Blessing of Cupolas at Our Lady of Tikhvin Church

On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of July, with the blessing of Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, His Grace Theodosius, Bishop of Seattle, paid an […]

Nyack, NY: Bishop Jerome officiates Funeral of Archpriest George Larin

On Monday, July 8, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), arrived at Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, to celebrate Divine Liturgy and officiate the funeral of Archpriest George Larin, […]

Mayfield, PA: Bishop Luke officiates Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral

On Sunday, July 7, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse paid an […]

Auckland: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad visits New Zealand

On Tuesday, July 2, the feast day of the repose of the Holy Hierarch John, Archbishop of Shanghai & San Francisco, the Wonderworker, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New […]

New York City: Bishop Theodosius of Seattle celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On July 7, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost and feast of the Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, with the blessing of Metropolitan […]

Matagalpa, Nicaragua: Feast of St. John of Shanghai Mission

The Holy Spirit illuminates with His strength all the missionary work of the True Faith; and the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco is one of its greatest […]

The condition of the Primate of the Russian Church is satisfactory. The post His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Contracted the Coronavirus appeared first on A Russian Orthodox Church Website. […]

The 4th Plenary Session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church took place from September 19 to 24, in Moscow. The Moscow Patriarchate membership […]

To the clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, As Hurricane Ian approaches Florida and as we see the extensive damage to the Atlantic Provinces from Hurricane […]

The Patriarch noted that fraternal peoples should not be separated by an "impenetrable wall of hatred." The post Patriarch Kirill: The Church Prays for the Fraternal Strife to End as […]

At the beginning of the new academic year, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel sent a message to all students, urging them to combine study with prayer. The patriarchal message focuses on […]

On Tuesday, 13 September, 2022, the members of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, led by His Eminence Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany, […]

His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije once again donated blood for the needs of hospitals. The post Voluntary Blood Donation Takes Place in Churches in Serbia appeared first on A Russian Orthodox […]

The Faith of the Centurion

St. John ChrysostomSo, what does Jesus do? He does something He never did before. In all the other cases He complied with the petitioners’ requests. But here He Himself forestalls […]

Why Do We Need to Turn in Prayer Mainly to the Mother of God?

The Day of the Appearance of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. From the Full Cycle of Yearly teachings for every day of the yearArchpriest Gregory DyachenkoThe Most […]

Do You See This Woman?

Fr. Lawrence FarleyChrist had compassion on the sinful woman, as He has compassion on all. We must at least try to see others as they are so that we might […]

We maintain Church unity by “standing on the canonical order”—Patriarch Daniil of Bulgaria

In his first full-length interview since his election as primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Daniil spoke about, among other things, the importance of unity in all […]

Relics of St. Raphael (Hawaweeny) of Brooklyn exhumed for veneration

St. Raphael was the first Orthodox bishop consecrated in America, where he faithfully served the mission of the Russian Orthodox Church under St. Tikhon, the future Patriarch of Moscow, together […]

Metropolitan Anthony (UOC-USA) hospitalized for second time this year

The UOC-USA published a brief message from Archbishop Daniel of Pamphylion about Met. Anthony’s current hospitalization yesterday. […]

Antioch and 1054

Samuel NobleThe image of the churches harmoniously fitting together as the parts of the body whose sole head is Christ is a key image for Peter’s ecclesiology. […]

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NEW FROM SAINT TIMOTHY

Icon Fundraiser to Grow Future Building Fund

Members of Saint Timothy are mounting and selling icons as a fundraiser for the mission.  All proceeds go directly to

Father German Ciuba to Serve in May and June

Visiting Priest, Abbot German Ciuba, will be offering Divine Services for Saint Timothy Mission during his visit to North Carolina

Baptism of Spyridon and Katherine

Spyridon (Ethan) Two new faithful were welcomed into Saint Timothy Mission Saturday afternoon upon their baptism – Ethan (now Spyridon)

Father Jonah Campbell to Visit Saint Timothy Mission

The visiting priest will provide services for October 9th and 10th Saint Timothy Mission looks forward to a visit this

Saint Timothy Mission Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Attendees of Saint Timothy’s Founder’s Day Celebration On Thursday, September 16th, 2021, many of the faithful of Saint Timothy Mission

Saint Timothy Mission Approaches First Anniversary

Looking Over the Past Year Almost one year ago, in September 2020, a small but determined group of faithful Orthodox