The Ancient Church
Learn about the Orthodox Faith.
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.
Find resources below to learn more about the faith.
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.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Introduction to Orthodoxy by Bishop Alexander (Mileant)
Principles of the Orthodox Faith
The Orthodox Church
“What is Most Important…” by Archpriest Lev Lebedev and Archimandrite Alexander
Faith – Key To God’s Treasury
The One God, Worshipped in Trinity
The Lord Jesus Christ
These Things I Believe by Dr. Charles Malik
“I Believe…” – A Short Exposition of Orthodox Doctrine
The Divine Services by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy
The Divine Liturgy
NEW FROM ROCOR
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On Monday the 26th and Tuesday the 27th of September, the divine services for the great feast of the Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord were held in the… […]
On Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of September, the feast of Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an… […]
We, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, having assembled together for the Council of Bishops on the eve of the Ecclesiastical New Year in the Synodal… […]
On Tuesday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of September, the great feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, divine services were officiated in the churches and monasteries… […]
On Sunday, September 18, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, represented His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, at the celebration of Divine Liturgy and the enthronement of His… […]
On Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday the 21st of September, the great feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, festal divine services were held in the Synodal Cathedral… […]
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… […]
Nika GrigoryanTo strengthen our faith, the Lord sends us meetings with His saints. They are living examples and the embodiment of humility, patience, selflessness, and love for God and neighbor. […]
Olga MayerThe great mind of the thinker was never able to understand the simplicity of the “mind of the heart.” Therein lies the tragedy of Leo Tolstoy. […]
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