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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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Wayne, WV: Last Chance to Claim Matching Church Funds for Holy Cross Monastery

There is just over a week left for those who wish to be benefactors of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV to take advantage of the $200,000 matching funds being… […]

Orthodox Pilgrimage to Italy ‒ November 2023

With the blessing of His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, an Orthodox pilgrimage to Italy will… […]

Blountville, TN: "Living a Christ-Centered Life in a Secular World" Lecture to be given at St. Tikhon Church

On Friday, June 16, Hieromonk Theodore (Stanway), Deputy Dean of Students and lecturer at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, will deliver a lecture entitled "Living a Christ-Centered Life in… […]

Summerville, SC: Metropolitan Nicholas officiates 50th Anniversary of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church

On May 21, the Sunday of the Blind Man, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in… […]

Wayne, WV: Metropolitan Nicholas Performs Rite of the Foundation of a Church and Priestly Ordination

On Wednesday, May 24 – the Apodosis of Pascha – the grace of God was poured out with overwhelming abundance on the brotherhood of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. The… […]

Howell, NJ: Fifth Anniversary of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov’s Repose commemorated at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Thursday, May 25, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, marked the fifth anniversary of the blessed repose of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, longtime rector of St. Alexander Nevsky… […]

Poughkeepsie, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church

On May 21, the Sunday of the Blind Man, His Grace, Bishop Jerome (Shaw), paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. The hierarchal service was timed… […]

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… […]

Ancient Philosophy and the Transforming Power of Christianity

Archpriest Vladimir DolgikhCertain philosophers of antiquity are sometimes referred to as “Christians before Christ”, and there are reasons for this. […]

On Russian refugees in Mexico

Archimandrite Nektary (Haji-Petropoulos)We know for sure that the United States does not accept Russian refugees, and it is very hard to get there from Mexico. […]

St. Euphrosyne of Moscow: to Be a Princess Means to Serve Your Fatherland, God, and People

Olga SokirkinaSt. Euphrosyne became the only woman representative of Muscovy to be ranked among the saints. […]

“Why Are You Surprised? This is Optina!”

On Miracles and EncountersElena KucherenkoI can’t get used to the fact that Optina is a place where Heaven meets Earth; where grace is felt as you approach it; where the… […]

“The people we have dissuaded from abortion remain forever grateful to us”

In Memoriam: Archpriest Maxim ObukhovAlexandra GripasFr. Maxim will be remembered not as someone who condemned, criticized, or lectured, but as someone who showed love and compassion and offered a helping… […]


St. Nikolai (Velimirovic)No one goes to a physician to boast about his health. He goes in order to reveal to him the place on his health that is rotten. […]

The Arian Heresy: How It Arose, and Who Then Used It For Political Purposes

Marina BorisovaSince the time of the First Ecumenical Council, the Church has been struggling with this disease, but it keeps coming up again and again. […]


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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