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Discover the ancient worship life of Orthodoxy.

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SAINT TIMOTHY

WE INVITE YOU TO COME WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF ANCIENT CHRISTIAN WORSHIP.

WE INVITE YOU TO COME WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF ANCIENT CHRISTIAN WORSHIP.

Baptizer of Kievan Rus' (958-1015)

‘WE NO LONGER KNEW WHETHER WE WERE IN HEAVEN OR ON EARTH.’

These are the words of the emissaries of St. Vladimir, the Baptizer of Kievan Rus, when describing their inaugural experience of attending the Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.  St. Vladimir had sent envoys out into the world to find the True Faith.  These envoys encountered Muslims, Jews, and Catholics but were unsatisfied with their findings until they discovered Holy Orthodoxy, at which point they reported their divine experience to St. Vladimir himself.  In the late 10th century, the Christianization of Kievan Rus occurred – following the baptism of St. Vladimir. While in no way comparable to the grand beauty of the Liturgy witnessed by St. Vladimir’s emissaries in the renowned Hagia Sophia, our parish offers the same Liturgy here in Hickory that prompted the baptism of Russia, over 1000 years later.

Baptizer of Kievan Rus' (958-1015)

‘WE NO LONGER KNEW WHETHER WE WERE IN HEAVEN OR ON EARTH.’

These are the words of the emissaries of St. Vladimir, the Baptizer of Kievan Rus, when describing their inaugural experience of attending the Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.  St. Vladimir had sent envoys out into the world to find the True Faith.  These envoys encountered Muslims, Jews, and Catholics but were unsatisfied with their findings until they discovered Holy Orthodoxy, at which point they reported their divine experience to St. Vladimir himself.  In the late 10th century, the Christianization of Kievan Rus occurred – following the baptism of St. Vladimir. While in no way comparable to the grand beauty of the Liturgy witnessed by St. Vladimir’s emissaries in the renowned Hagia Sophia, our parish offers the same Liturgy here in Hickory that prompted the baptism of Russia, over 1000 years later.

CURRENT LOCATION

St. Timothy Mission is currently meeting in the Sebastian Chapel of St. Aloysius Catholic Church of Hickory, NC.  The Chapel directly faces 2nd St. NE (Hwy 127), just north of Frye Medical Center and Catawba Science Center.  On Sundays, join us for coffee hour immediately following the service in the fellowship hall beside the chapel.

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

921 2nd St NE
Hickory, NC 28601

MAILING ADDRESS:

P.O. Box 313
Granite Falls, NC 28630

SERVICES

As a growing mission, our service schedule fluctuates depending on the availability of our serving priest.  Father Alexander typically provides two Divine Liturgies per month, with Vespers or Matins served the Saturday evening before.  Confessions are heard directly following the Saturday evening service.  In between divine services, Saint Timothy provides Typika and Vespers as reader’s services.  All attendees are invited to join us for coffee hour or “trapeza” directly following all Divine Liturgies and Typikas on Sunday.  Please reference our full calendar for exact services since our service schedule is adjusted according to all Orthodox major feast days and priest availability.

SUNDAY SERVICES
  • Hours beginning at 9:45 am
  • Typika or Liturgy immediately following
  • Coffee Hour (Trapeza) following the service in the parish hall
SATURDAY SERVICES
  • Vespers or Matins beginning at 6 pm
  • Confessions following when served by a priest

ATTEND A SERVICE

December 10, 2022
  • Matins

    December 10, 2022  6:00 pm7:00 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Matins served alone, followed by confessions in Sebastian Chapel.

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December 11, 2022
  • Divine Liturgy

    December 11, 2022  10:00 am12:00 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Hours begin at 9:45 am, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am in Sebastian Chapel.  Coffee Hour (trapiza) immediately following Liturgy in the fellowship hall.

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December 17, 2022
  • Reader's Vigil

    December 17, 2022  6:00 pm8:00 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Reader's Vigil held in Sebastian Chapel.

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December 18, 2022
  • Typica

    December 18, 2022  9:45 am11:00 am
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Hours begin at 9:45 am followed by Typica at 10:00 am in Sebastian Chapel.  Coffee hour (trapiza) will be held directly following the service in the fellowship hall.

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December 25, 2022
  • Typica

    December 25, 2022  11:00 am12:15 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Hours begin at 11 am followed by Typica at 11:15 am in Sebastian Chapel.  Coffee hour (trapiza) will be held directly following the service in the fellowship hall.

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January 1, 2023
  • Divine Liturgy

    January 1, 2023  10:00 am12:00 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Hours begin at 9:45 am, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am in Sebastian Chapel.  Coffee Hour (trapiza) immediately following Liturgy in the fellowship hall.

    See more details

January 6, 2023
  • No Services

    January 6, 2023January 8, 2023  

    No services will be held at St. Timothy for Nativity weekend.  We encourage all to attend services at our parent parish, The Reigning Mother of God on Statesville Ave. in Charlotte.

    Please contact Fr. Alexander or view their website for full schedule of services.

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January 7, 2023
  • No Services

    January 6, 2023January 8, 2023  

    No services will be held at St. Timothy for Nativity weekend.  We encourage all to attend services at our parent parish, The Reigning Mother of God on Statesville Ave. in Charlotte.

    Please contact Fr. Alexander or view their website for full schedule of services.

    See more details

January 8, 2023
  • No Services

    January 6, 2023January 8, 2023  

    No services will be held at St. Timothy for Nativity weekend.  We encourage all to attend services at our parent parish, The Reigning Mother of God on Statesville Ave. in Charlotte.

    Please contact Fr. Alexander or view their website for full schedule of services.

    See more details