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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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Nanuet‒Nyack NY: Annual Church Musicians’ Conference to be held at Novo-Diveevo Convent, Holy Virgin Protection Church

From November 9-13, Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet and Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY will host the 29th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference, with the theme… […]

New York City: Feast of Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral

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… […]

Methuen, MA: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. Xenia Church

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… […]

New York: Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

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… […]

New York: ROCOR Hierarchs celebrate Divine Services in Diocesan Parishes for feast of Nativity of the Theotokos

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… […]

New York City: Primate of Orthodox Church in America congratulates Newly Elected First Hierarch of ROCOR

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… […]

New York City: Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

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… […]

A Life in God and With God

Schemanun Xenia (Kalinina), an Ascetic in the World, Part 2Nika GrigoryanElder Vitaly often gave Mother Maria special assignments. […]

The Saints Returned to Paradise

Sixth Talk on the Divine Liturgy, Part 2Metropolitan Athanasios of LimassolThe holy ascetics, in returning to the blessed state in which Adam abode before his fall, no longer suffer any… […]

We Must Love and Pray for the Place Where We Live

Sixth Talk on the Divine Liturgy, Part 1Metropolitan Athanasios of LimassolChristians are strangers to everything in this world, but at the same time, they lovingly pray for everything around them—for… […]

Schemanun Xenia (Kalinina), an Ascetic in the World, Part 1

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. […]

A Grave Without a Cross, or the Tragedy of a Great Mind

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. […]

Miracles in the Life of Oksana

Irina Dmitrieva“Well, now go to the Lady of the chapel—the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God—and pray that everything goes well: both your Baptism and your treatment,” I finished. […]

The Cross is the Banner of Our Victory

A Homily for the Feast of the Exaltation of the CrossArchimandrite Kirill (Pavlov)The power of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord gives the greatest help to those who protect themselves… […]

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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