church followed the traditions of the Byzantines and developed a style of worship and chant over the years that became distinctly Russian.
The Russian Orthodox Church spread to America through Alaska in the 18th century. For many years the church in America was fostered and nurtured by the Russian Church
The Russian Orthodox Church suffered a terrible persecution in Russia under the communists in the early 20th century.
Almost all of the true Orthodox Churches in Russia were destroyed and the true believers went underground, or fled Russia and spread throughout the world, including the United States. Our parish roots are from such a church.
In Russia, under Lenin and Stalin, the communists created a false church for their own political reasons, whose bishops came from the KGB. Under Lenin and especially Stalin, millions of Christians were killed or sent to camps just for trying to keep the true faith. These are the New Martyrs of Russia. St. Joseph of Petersburg was one of these martyrs.
We follow in the footsteps of St. Joseph, holding fast to the true faith and practice of traditional Russian Orthodox Church which is the Russian True Orthodox Church under the presidency of Archbishop Tikhon of Omsk and Siberia.
In 2008 we bought an historic church in Boring Oregon and converted it into a Russian Orthodox Church.