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Morrisville, NC 27560

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Holy Transfiguration IconEarly in September 2000, a group of about 20 Orthodox faithful in the Raleigh area of North Carolina asked their Bishop for permission to start a new parish. +Archbishop DMITRI granted his blessing, approved the parish's name (Holy Transfiguration), and assigned a priest. Through the end of October 2000 we met for weekend services at the Holiday Inn in Cary. After an intensive search, we found and rented space in a light industrial complex off US-70. With the enthusiastic help of our members, that warehouse was transformed into a place of worship. At the same time, the national Church (OCA) and Diocese of the South awarded Holy Transfiguration a three year church planting grant. By the beginning of 2001 we were "up and running."

After only a year (January 2002), we had outgrown our facilities. Our next step was to rent the adjoining unit in our building. This allowed us to expand the original worship area and provide space for fellowship and church school classes.

In January 2004, the church successfully assumed full financial responsibility when the church planting grant came to an end. Financially independent and still growing, the parish offered a full cycle of services with an average attendance of about seventy at Sunday Liturgy.

By the beginning of 2005, we were once again on the verge of outgrowing our facilities-not only in the nave, but also in the fellowship area and the classrooms. The obvious next step was to locate and purchase property for a new church building. To that end, we had already established a building fund and organized a search committee. In spite of considerable effort, we could not find affordable property. However, we did find a church building for rent and decided to take advantage of the opportunity. The new facility gave us more space in the nave, an adequate fellowship hall with a kitchen, more classrooms, and offices.

In June of 2006 we signed the lease for the new building and started necessary renovations. July 15, 2006, we began church services at our new location.

On August 27, 2009 we completed the process of purchasing our present church building and its surrounding property.

With the blessing of +Archbishop NIKON in August, 2012, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, was granted full Parish Status representing Raleigh-Durham and the Triangle of North Carolina in the Diocese of the South beginning on September 1, 2012.

As our needs and parish family grew, we expanded our vision toward the building of our future church. On November 8, 2015 with the planting of a very large cross, we blessed our new church property.

After seventeen years of leadership, spiritual guidance and countless contributions to the growth and success of Holy Transfiguration church, our parish said farewell to Father Edward Rommen and Matushka Ainee as they retired in February of 2017. God Grant Them Many Years!

In March of 2017 a
s we began Great Lent, we were delighted to welcome Father Patrick Pulley and Matushka Lauren and their sons, James, Walter and Henry. Because of Father Patrick's enthusiasm to the new challenge and assistance from Father Andrew Davis, our parish council and all our members, the transition was a successful one.

Thanks to Our Lord, and the prayers, dedication and hard work of our parishioners who have made this possible, we look forward to the continued growth of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC. Glory to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ - Glory Forever!

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