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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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Directive to All Diocesan Parish Rectors, Monastery Abbots regarding Liturgical Commemoration

In connection with the repose of our universally beloved archpastor and father, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, I am writing to inform you of the order of commemoration of the hierarchy… […]

Registration has begun for St. Seraphim Camp

Registration for St. Seraphim Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania has begun and is now available on line at the camp website. […]

Northville, NY: St. George Pathfinders of America "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter accepting Camp Registrations

After the three-year pause, the "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter of St. George Pathfinders of America in Northville, NY is glad to announce that the camp territory is being cleaned, bonfires are… […]

Synodal School of Liturgical Music opens 2022 Registration

The Synodal School of Liturgical Music has now opened general registration for the 2022 summer session at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, running from July 17 through July… […]

Kiev: Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church sends Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Hilarion

It is with great sorrow that I learned of the repose of our dear and beloved brother, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion. […]

New York City: First Panihida for Metropolitan Hilarion served in Synodal Cathedral

On Monday evening, May 16, the first panihida for the newly reposed Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, was served in… […]

Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia and Archbishop Stephen of Ohrid will officiate the Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Cathedral in Belgrade on Thursday, May 19. The above is mentioned in an… […]

The burial of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, the first hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), will take place at the Holy Trinity… […]

Speaking at the Federation Council during the X Parliamentary Meetings, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia noted that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church… […]

The Bishops’ Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church published on May 16, 2022, the communique on the restoration of the Eucharistic and canonical communion with the Macedonian Orthodox Church –… […]

On May 16, 2022, the feast day of St Theodosius of the Kievan Caves, at two o’clock New York time, following a lengthy illness, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America… […]

Every Christian should follow Christ and go to Christ. The post Metropolitan Onuphry: One Needs to Search for the Truth in Spiritual Life, not Easy Ways appeared first on A… […]

His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije led the cross procession in honor of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog in Nikšić. The post Patriarch Porfirije: There is No Peace without Peace with God and… […]

WCC Inter-Orthodox Pre-Assembly condemns wars, calls for peace and stability in Ukraine, Russia, Europe

The World Council of Churches will hold its 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, from August 31 to September 8 this year. […]

Former Bishop Vikentios of Apameia (Constantinople) reposes in the Lord

The former Bishop Vikentios (Malamatenios) of Apameia reposed early in the morning on May 17 at Bellevue Hospital in New York, at the age of 68. […]

Thousands process in Georgian capital on Family Purity Day (+VIDEO)

The traditional mass procession was reduced to a convoy of priests the past two years due to the COVID pandemic, but the faithful made a strong showing again this year. […]

Tanzania: 150+ Baptisms, 8 weddings at one parish (+VIDEO)

Another mass Baptism was celebrated in Africa, this time at a parish in northwestern Tanzania. […]

Patriarch Kirill: Our flock is in both Russia and Ukraine, we fervently pray for peace

Speaking before the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, the upper house of Parliament, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill recalled and emphasized the spiritual unity of the peoples of Russia and… […]

Wherever Christ Is, There is the Holy Spirit

Studying the Book of Acts, Part 1BSergei KomarovChrist did and taught, and that’s what the Church should do. And the Church is us. […]

The Church Breathes the Holy Spirit

Studying the Book of Acts, Part 1ASergei KomarovThe Apostol occupies a special place in the New Testament cycle of books. […]

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NEW FROM SAINT TIMOTHY

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