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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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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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Matagalpa, Nicaragua: Appeal from St. John of Shanghai Mission

Our ROCOR mission in Nicaragua has planted a seed in a place called Matagalpa; which means "place of the ten hills" or "place where hills abound." […]

Paramus, NJ: Updated Clergy ID Cards Available to Order

During a regular session on Thursday, August 17, with the blessing of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, the Diocesan Council approved the new redesign of […]

Wayne, NJ: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Michael Church

On Tuesday, November 21, the feast of the Holy Archangel of God Michael and the other Heavenly Bodiless Hosts, the clergy and parishioners of St. Michael Church in Wayne, NJ, […]

Lenoir City, TN: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy St. Nektarios Church

On November 19, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nektarios Church in Lenoir City, TN. This visit […]

Blountville, TN: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Tikhon Church

On Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of November, St. Tikhon Church in Blountville, TN jubilantly celebrated its patronal feast day ‒ kept annually on the anniversary of St. […]

Norwich, CT: Metropolitan Nicholas visits New Martyrs Church with Kursk Root Icon

On Friday evening, November 10, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Norwich, CT, accompanied […]

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 […]

Fr. Michael Oleksa of Alaska reposes in the Lord

Archpriest Michael Oleksa, known as a missionary priest, having served in over a dozen Alaskan villages, and a scholar of Orthodoxy in Alaska and Native Alaskan history and culture, reposed […]

Patriarch of Bulgaria hospitalized

His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria has been hospitalized with a pulmonary disease. […]

Russia: Church and state call to criminalize inciting a woman to abortion

Church and state authorities in Russia are working to reduce the sin of abortion that continues to plague the country. […]

On Fasting and Prayer

On Fasting, Part 1St. Justin (Polyansky) of Ufa and MenzelinskThus, let us begin on these fasting days to give ourselves to an intent study of fasting and prayer; and let […]

Cleveland: Fundraiser held for expansion of Serbian Marcha Monastery

His Grace Bishop Irenej and the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America has plans to expand and beautify March Monastery in Richfield, Ohio. […]

Silence That Calls You to Heaven

In memoriam: Schema-Igumen Damaskin (Krasnykh; 11.11.2011)Hieromonk Pafnuty (Fokin)Love for prayer and services was characteristic of Fr. Damaskin. The brethren were surprised at how he was always at church, even though […]

Association of priest-psychologists founded in St. Petersburg

The association is under the auspices of the diocesan Commission on Family Issues and the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood. […]


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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