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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

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May 21, 2022
  • Reader's Vespers

    May 21, 2022  6:00 pm7:00 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Reader's Vespers in Sebastian Chapel.

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May 22, 2022
  • Typika

    May 22, 2022  9:45 am11:45 am
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Typika reader’s service followed by coffee hour in the fellowship hall. Hours begin at 9:45.

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May 28, 2022
  • Vespers

    May 28, 2022  6:00 pm7:00 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601

    Great Vespers served alone, followed by confessions.

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May 29, 2022
  • Divine Liturgy

    May 29, 2022  9:45 am12:15 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601

    Hours 9:45, Divine Liturgy 10:00, followed by coffee hour.

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June 4, 2022
  • Vespers

    June 4, 2022  6:00 pm7:00 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601

    Great Vespers served alone, followed by confessions.

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June 5, 2022
  • Divine Liturgy

    June 5, 2022  9:45 am12:15 pm
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601

    Hours 9:45, Divine Liturgy 10:00, followed by coffee hour.

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June 12, 2022
  • Typika

    June 12, 2022  9:45 am11:45 am
    921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

    Typika reader's service followed by coffee hour in the fellowship hall. Hours begin at 9:45.

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