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

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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
 
Our Mission:
To follow Christ’s commandment to “go therefore and make disciples of all the 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…”

Our Vision:
To be disciples of Jesus Christ who understand and embrace the Apostolic Faith in our American context, through sacramental communion with God and one another, for the life of the world.
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.
 
   
Saints Peter & Paul Fast:   June 4 - June 29


June 29, is the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul. Shown together on this icon, Saint Peter and Saint Paul, became Apostles in different ways.

Peter was chosen by Christ, and was with Him during His earthly ministry. Paul, who was a terrible persecutor of Christians, was converted to Christianity later.

Both sealed with their blood the testimony of their faith. Peter was crucified, head downward in Rome on June 29th. On that same day, Paul was beheaded also in Rome. Their martyrdom occured in the year 67 A.D. during the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperor Nero. Saint Peter who was crucified on the cross as was Jesus, chose to be crucified upside down, because he felt unworthy to share the same manner of death as Christ.

This Week's Service Schedule :

Sat June 16:  5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sun June 17:  10:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Wed June 20:  6:30 pm - Vespers Followed by
Ongoing Orthodox Education

Sat June 23:  5:00 pm - Great Vespers

   
               We Value:              
Hospitality, Ongoing Christian Education and Formation, Liturgical Worship, Shared Leadership, Open Communication, Active Service, Authentic Community, Evangelism
 

Annunciation Benefit Banquet
March 25, 2018
Maggiano’s Little Italy of South Point
8030 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713


Celebrate Annunciation with us! On Sunday evening, March 25, on the Feast of the Annunciation, friends in North Carolina will host a banquet to support St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The dinner will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Durham.

Alumni Priest Christopher Foley and Priest Dr. Timothy Thomas will be speaking at the banquet along with Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield. Fr. Christopher graduated from St. Vladimir’s in 2006 and is currently Pastor of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in High Point, NC. Fr. Timothy, from the class of 2016, serves as Associate Pastor of St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church in Raleigh, and is an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University in New York.

Tickets for the banquet meal, which begins at 5 p.m. are priced at $35, with an additional donation requested.

Please support your next priest or lay leader. For more information, go to https://www.svots.edu/events/annunciation-benefit-banquet or contact 914.961.8313, x330 or rhatrak@svots.edu.

 
   
HTOC Women's Book Group

Come join our women's book group. We are currently reading "Becoming A Healing Presence" by Dr Albert Rossi (available at many online bookstores).

If you have any questions or would like to attend, please contact Matushka Lauren: laurenapulley@gmail.com
 
“Souper Bowl of Caring”
  on Super Bowl Sunday:


This is a national movement to change the largest day of football into the largest day of caring, by giving 100% of proceeds to charity.

Once again, thank you for your overwhelming generosity in supporting the Wrenn House in Raleigh. We even surpassed last year's huge donation amount!

For more information visit: https://souperbowl.org
 
   
      2017 Angel Giving Tree Thank You!      

Once again, the parishioners of Holy Transfiguration showed their enthusiasm and generous support of the families of Wake County in our 2017 Christmas Ministry Project!

After church on Sunday, December 10th, we delivered your many Christmas gifts to the four needy families which our church had sponsored. These recipient families were so overwhelmed and grateful for our kindness...many were speechless. Many hugs were exchanged!

I just wish all of our parishioners could have seen the warmth and gratitude these families showed toward our parish, as we brought your gifts into their homes.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU … AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES WITH A JOYOUS NATIVITY!
   
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
(IOCC) 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
 
 

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

 

 
   

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.

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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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