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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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Stratford, CT: Women’s Ensemble to hold Benefit Concert for Holy Land in Holy Presentation Church

The Women’s Ensemble is excited to announce its debut concert this May! The concert will be held on Friday, May 17, at 7:00 PM Holy Presentation of Christ Church in, […]

Blountville, TN: St. Tikhon Church to host Liturgical Music Symposium in May 2024

St, Tikhon Church in Blountville, TN, in cooperation with the Synodal School of Liturgical Music, will host an English-language Liturgical Music Symposium May 30-June 2, 2024, building on the work of the […]

Newark, NJ: Anniversary Celebration for Archpriest Mark Burachek

On Sunday, June 2, the parish of Our Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ, invites all to participate in the milestones of its rector, Archpriest Mark Burachek: 35th anniversary […]

Pilgrimage to Georgia being Organized for September 2024

His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, has blessed the ROCOR faithful with a desire to do so to visit the blessed land of Georgia on pilgrimage: to venerate her holy sites, to […]

Blountville, TN: St. Tikhon Church to Construct New Church Building

Saint Tikhon Church was established as a mission in Bristol, VA in 1999. Services were first held in private homes. In 2007, a humble building (built in 1905) was purchased. […]

Beltsville, MD: Holy Apostles Church to Hold Palm Sunday Matching Grant Fundraiser

For many years, Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD has been working to renovate and repurpose a historic chapel donated to the parish for full church use. A major step […]

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 […]

“Victory Over Yourself Is The Greatest Achievement”

Bishop Porfiry of Lida and Smorgon on asceticism in the lives of modern ChristiansBishop Porfiry of Lida and SmorgonIf you long for God, then there can be no insurmountable obstacles […]

10 novices tonsured as nuns at Ugandan Monastery of St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt Convent was founded in the early 2000s at Holy Transfiguration Church in Degeya with the support and spiritual blessings of Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga of thrice-blessed memory. […]

Mass Baptism and Wedding service in Tanzania

More than twelve dozen people were baptized into Christ in the Holy Orthodox Church in Tanzania this weekend. […]

Estonian gov’t sees no tangible threat from Estonian Church but pressuring its parishes to join Constantinople

“We’ve already held the first [parish] meetings and plan to further expand this activity next week,” said Raivo Kuyt, Vice Chancellor for Population and Civil Society of the Ministry of […]

Antiochian Archdiocese receives matching donation pledge for widowed clergy wives

The Antiochian Women national organization is calling on all parish organizations to contribute to the project through fundraisers and contributions. […]

Bulgarian Church commemorates 40th day of repose of Patriarch Neofit (+VIDEOS)

Met. Gregory was concelebrated by a dozen hierarchs and various clerics, including the representatives of the Russian and Romanian Churches serving in Bulgaria. […]

Man who desecrated Bulgarian Patriarch’s grave diagnosed as schizophrenic

The man who desecrated the grave of His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria was given a preliminary diagnosis of schizophrenia. […]

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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