3491 Pleasant Grove
Church Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
(Raleigh-Durham)

All Services in English
на русском
Father Patrick Pulley,
Priest

919-475-2128



Daily Scripture Readings
 
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
His face shone like the sun, and His garments became white as snow. A bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him". When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces with awe. But Jesus came and touched them saying, "rise, and have no fear". (Matthew 17)
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Welcome to Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
   
The Mission of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all [things that He has] commanded” so that all people may be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
   
A Note About Holy Communion - The Eucharist is served to members of the Orthodox Church who have made proper preparation through prayer, fasting and recent confession and who are at peace with their neighbors. If you have any questions, please see Father Patrick after the Liturgy.

   
Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
Great Vespers 6:30 pm - Mon Nov 20         Divine Liturgy 10:00 am - Tues Nov 21

Entry of the Most-Holy Theotokos into the TempleThe Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, also called The Presentation, is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. According to Tradition, the Virgin Mary was presented by her parents, Joachim and Anna into the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem at the age of three, where she lived and served as a Temple virgin until her betrothal to St. Joseph. Mary was solemnly received by the temple community which was headed by the priest Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist. She was led to the holy place to become herself the "Holy of Holies" of God, the living sanctuary and temple of the Divine Child who was to be born in her. The Church also sees this feast as a feast which marks the end of the physical temple in Jerusalem as the dwelling place of God. During the next seven years, Righteous Anna and Joachim visited Mary often at the temple until they died, leaving her an orphan at age ten. St. Joachim lived for 80 years and St. Anna for 79, and they both entered into the kingdom of God before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos.

   
Fall 2017 Scheduled Events (Sep-Dec)
Church School
Sundays at 9:00 am

• September 17
• October 1
• October 15
• October 29
• November 5
• November 19
• December 3
• December 17

Choir Rehearsals
Saturdays at 3:00 pm

• September 16
• September 30
• October 14
• October 28
• November 19
   (Sunday after Coffee Hour
)
• December 2
• December 16

Women's Book Group

We are currently reading "Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity" by Frederica Mathewes-Green

If you have any questions, please contact Matushka Lauren: laurenapulley@gmail.com
   
Another Successful SOCKTOBER!
I was naked and you clothed me (Matt 25:36)

SOCKTOBER!! We'd like to thank all our brothers and sisters at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church for helping us make SOCKTOBER another success in helping others.

We delivered to our
partner agencies Haven House, Tammy Lynn Center, Families Together, and Wake County Women's Center with your donations. We are already looking forward to our next project! God bless and keep you all.

St John the Merciful Outreach Ministry
International Orthodox Christian Charities
  From the IOCC to HTOC,
"I cannot express to you enough how vital your generous gift of support to IOCC's Hurricane Harvey Response Fund has been. As the water receded, assessments have determined that the storm damaged at least 200,000 homes and destroyed more than 12,700 others in the area. With your support, IOCC has been on the ground and responding... Thank you for your gifts and for your prayers. Together, we will help the region rebound."
Constantine M. Triantafilou, Executive Director and CEO
 

Iconographer Tony Rezk

Coptic Christian Martyrs

This icon depicts 21 Modern Martyrs, Coptic Christians of the Middle East.

It is the request of the Metropolitan that the clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America continue to offer daily fervent prayers for the Coptic Church and for all Christian churches in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East.

   

Haven House Back to School Drive :

Thanks to everyone who brought in items for Haven House's Back to School event! Our collection was extensive, and barely fit in one vehicle to take over.

The items were all blessed and prayed over before being dropped off for the event. Please continue to pray for the students who will be using the items as the school year begins!

Haven House

Here are some of the items below

   

Archbishop Alexander's Visit

His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander is bishop of Dallas, the South and ruling bishop of the Bulgarian Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). He has also served as locum tenens of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. and the Diocese of the Midwest.

Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin) is the second ruling bishop of the OCA's Bulgarian Diocese. He succeeded His Eminence, the late Archbishop Kyrill, who had overseen the diocese from 1964 to 2007.

On March 29, 2016, His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander was elected to fill the vacant See of Dallas and the South, succeeding His Eminence, the late Archbishop Dmitri. He was enthroned on June 11, 2016.

We were honored to have Archbishop Alexander visit with us on Sept 24th for Great Vespers and Sept 25th for the Hierarchical Liturgy.

See Photos Here

   

with permission from the OCA

Holy Transfiguration Church Raleigh-Durham, NC is honored to have our photograph featured on the cover of the 2016 OCA Desk Calendar. The calendar’s theme is “Facing Forward As We Expand The Mission".

In the year 2000, we started a Mission church and by 2009, we were able to purchase land and our first church building. Three years later in 2012, our Mission was elevated to Full Parish Status. As we continue to expand and gain more members, we will soon outgrow our present facility.

In 2015, Holy Transfiguration Church purchased land in North Raleigh which will be the home of our future church building. The photo on the cover of the 2016 OCA Calendar shows many of our members on the day the cross was planted and the new land was blessed. We are continuing to "Expand the Mission" as many Parishes before us have done.




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