Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church

Come and See! The ancient faith awaits your discovery. Hickory, NC
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church
Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church

Plan Your Visit

Services

Address
921 Second St. N.E.
Sebastian Chapel
Hickory, NC 28601

Website

Directions
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Who We Are

Saint Timothy the Apostle Orthodox Church is a mission parish of ROCOR. Father Alexander Logunov is our priest, and Father Mark Mancuso is the Rector. For those who are searching for the ancient Christian faith, you will discover it here in Hickory. Although we are ROCOR, our services are in English.

Our mailing address is PO Box 313, Granite Falls, NC 28630.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Historic

Programs
Choir

Music
Psalms a capella

Denomination
Orthodox (ROCOR)

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
September 16, 2020

Contact

Address
921 Second St. N.E.
Sebastian Chapel
Hickory, NC 28601

Phone

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Orthodox Churches engage all five senses. When crossing the threshold of the chapel you will be met with the scent of incense. "...and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name..." Mal 1:11. Beeswax candles gently flicker, representing the prayers offered by our faithful; the sight of centuries old icons of the church give rise to prayerful contemplation while the psalms and ancient prayers are read aloud. When the priest proclaims, "Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages," a series of prayers begin the Divine Liturgy. You are about to be taken back 1500 years in Christian history... “If you like the Bible, you’ll love the Orthodox liturgy. If the Scriptures are a fountain of water, Liturgy is like putting your mouth to a firehose.” Fr. Thomas Frisby

What is the community like?
The Orthodox Church is a hospital for the restoration of the mind, body, and soul. We need restoration because of our disease of sin, which separates us from God. Because the Orthodox ethos is focused on learning humility, we are not focused on the appearance or presence of others during the Divine Liturgy. As a visitor, don't worry when you slip in late or unnoticed. Orthodox Christians are often a little late to the services. That's normal. There is often a lot of activity at the beginning and just after the services. The faithful will arrive and venerate the icons, lighting candles and offering their prayers. You may see the sacristan preparing things for the service and so on. Also normal. Most Orthodox Christians will stand for the duration of the entire service except the priest's homily. Feel free to sit if you like.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome to come and see the ancient Christian faith in practice!

Leadership

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Father Alexander Logunov
Priest

What Members Say

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  • What a wonderful group of faithful Christians to spend Sunday morning with. The Divine Liturgy is incredible and Father Alexander is a great listener, and sage guide. The choir delivers the ancient hymns as if they were singing in the Hagia Sophia. Be sure not to miss an opportunity to come and see!
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