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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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… […]
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… […]
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… […]
It is with great sorrow that I learned of the repose of our dear and beloved brother, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion. […]
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 –… […]
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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… […]
The World Council of Churches will hold its 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, from August 31 to September 8 this year. […]
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. […]
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. […]
Another mass Baptism was celebrated in Africa, this time at a parish in northwestern Tanzania. […]
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… […]
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