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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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Last Chance to Support the Diocese through AmazonSmile

Unfortunately, Amazon is discontinuing its AmazonSmile program to benefit charities of your choice, including the Eastern American Diocese. The company is choosing instead to focus on a smaller number of… […]

Utica, NY: Nativity Appeal of the St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Fund

Perhaps one of the most important realizations we experience at Christmas is the fact that Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ, Who became the God-Man by His incarnation, identifies… […]

Boston, MA: Metropolitan Nicholas visits Holy Epiphany Church with Kursk Root Icon

On Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of January, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA,… […]

Nyack, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas attends Holy Virgin Protection Parish School Nativity "Yolka"

On Sunday, January 15, Holy Virgin Protection Russian School in Nyack, NY held its annual Yolka celebration. As in years before, the children of the school diligently worked since October… […]

Simpson, PA: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Basil Church

On Saturday, January 14, the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the Holy Hierarch Basil the Great, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid… […]

New York City: Theophany Celebrations held at Synodal Cathedral

The great feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Theophany) was celebrated in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New… […]

Nanuet, NY: Patronal Feast of St. Seraphim Cathedral at "Novo-Diveevo" Convent

On Sunday, January 15, the commemoration of the Repose and Second Finding of the Relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada visited Holy Dormition Convent… […]

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 Intervention of Our Local Saint

Steven SimpsonIt all proceeded as planned, they showed me photos afterwards; it was a shockingly severe lesion. […]

Metropolitan of Moldova: Church-state relations have deteriorated since February

In October, despite long-standing tradition, the state-run Teleradio-Moldova refused to broadcast the Divine Liturgy from the Metropolitan Cathedral for the feast of the Holy Protection, accusing the Moldovan Church of… […]

Byzantine church with mosaic floors uncovered in Jericho

At more than 2,690 square feet, the church was one of the largest in the area at the time. […]

Volunteers (Rostov-on-Don) help disabled children in Donbass

Priests, volunteers, and Sisters of Mercy in Russia regularly send food, household chemicals, water, clothing, shoes, and stationery to temporary accommodation centers in the Donbass, the Synodal Department notes, and… […]

Kiev Lavra responds to schismatic claims: We’re loyal to the Church and Metropolitan Onuphry

Dumenko’s statement is part of the heavy state and schismatic propaganda aimed at completely evicting the Orthodox Church from the Lavra in favor of the graceless schismatics. […]

St. Matthew’s Old Testament: Isaiah 40:3 and Isaiah 9:1-2

Fr. Lawrence FarleyOnce again, Matthew reads all the prophecies predicting Messianic salvation through the lens of Christ’s coming. […]

A Miracle that I Will Remember All My Life

Help from St. NinaIrina KrikheliA few days later when I came to see my friend, a real miracle awaited me. The door was opened by… Lilia Leonidovna herself! […]

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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