They Chose Faith
That choice lead to government persecution. Our ancestors found themselves fleeing Russia in the early 1900s seeking a country where they could pray in peace. For a time some found peace in asian countries like Turkey, Kazakhstan, or China. Others settled in Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina.
Then, in the late 1900s they heard of a great nation. One built on liberty that promised their Freedom of Religion would never be tampered with. The land that fulfilled their dream of a safer future for their children, where they no longer had to live in fear of religious persecution. That land was called America.
With the help of the Molokhani, Red Cross, and World Council of Churches, we settled in Oregon — and later Alaska, Washington, and Minnesota. Now, in 2020, the Russian Old Believer Community is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the beliefs and traditions that our ancestors sacrificed so much to protect as we give back to the community that helped us not so long ago.
It has been a dream for the Russian Old Believers to have a school ever since we first stepped foot on American soil some 60 years ago. We were able to achieve that dream in 2020.
Thanks to the hard work and determination of our volunteers, we were able to purchase a school debt free. The Holy Trinity School, located in Silverton, Oregon, is the location of a youth group, pre-school, and community center.
With the continuous support of our donors and local communities, we will working towards expanding the school to for an advanced curriculum and more classes. The possibilities with this school are endless. It will be the cornerstone for our community’s heritage.
We are dedicated to preserving our heritage, providing services to our families in need, and creating a better future for our children. This, and so much more, is all attainable at the Holy Trinity School.
Growing in Faith
ROBC leadership members formed together with the intent to offer a biblical emphasis in all areas of education and living. They are committed to creating an environment that enables people to love, respect and understand what it means to be a Christian. The ideas and goals behind ROBC are driven by individuals passionate about preserving the Old Believer faith and helping the community thrive in God’s image. ROBC is a sweeping movement to answer God’s call for justice in this fragmented world, particularly in the areas of protecting religion, spiritual teachings and care for each other.
Make a Difference
God designed the Christian lifestyle to be one of service and giving. Just as Christ came to serve us by pouring out His life on the cross for our salvation, we are also called to follow His example of serving by pouring out our lives for the good of others. Your donation positively impacts our community and helps provide the resources needed to support the Old Believer faith. Any contributions to the ROBC are valued and greatly appreciated. We are very thankful for each one of you who support our movement.
Anyone willing to contribute time for ROBC events, youth group organization, or fundraising, please contact us.
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