3491 Pleasant Grove
Church Road
Morrisville, NC 27560

All Services in English
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Father Patrick Pulley,


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
Annual Fall Parish Picnic - Sunday, September 30
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.
Dormition of the Theotokos

The Falling Asleep of the
Most-Holy Theotokos

The Dormition, or falling asleep of the Theotokos, is one of the great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. It proclaims that the Theotokos has been taken by God into the heavenly kingdom of Jesus Christ, in complete fullness of her spiritual and bodily existence.

The Dormition is celebrated on August 15, and is preceded by fourteen days of strict fasting, only with the exception of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ, which is August 6. The falling asleep of the Virgin Mary is the commemoration of the death, resurrection and glorification of the Most-Holy Mother of Jesus Christ. Leavetaking is August 23.


- This Week's Service Schedule -

Tue Aug 14:  6:30 pm - Vigil (Dormition)

Wed Aug 15:  9:00 am - Divine Liturgy
(Dormition of the Theotokos)
6:30 pm - Vespers
Followed by Ongoing Orthodox Education

Sat Aug 18:  5:00 pm - Great Vespers
Followed by OCMC Presentation

Sun Aug 19:
 9:00 am - Baptism
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy


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

Our 2018 St Nicholas Fund

Over the last two months our St Nicholas Fund has helped a single mother with two teenage children pay her bills and avoid homelessness.

It has also provided toiletries and reading materials to an inmate in a state correctional facility who is seeking God in the Orthodox faith.

God bless you for your offering of mercy!


Another Successful Haven House Back to School Drive!

"Thank you to you and your parish for all of the items you donated to the
back to school drive for Haven House. We exceeded all of our goals and we could not have accomplished it without help from your church. I dropped all the items off on Wednesday and they were thrilled to see all of the donations.
Thank you so much again and have a great day."

Alex Hicks from the Haven House
Haven House
July, 2018



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.

“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.

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

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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