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Welcome to the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church, and welcome to our online ministries. We pray your visit with us today will be fulfilling and informative. Feel free to look around our website and stay as long as you like. If you can’t find something you were looking for, please let us know using the “Contact Us” button above. We pray you enjoy your visit, and we invite you to visit us IN PERSON for Worship Sundays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm. God bless you.

The Church - Protector and Shepherd

May
25

Before ascending to His Throne, Jesus commanded the Apostles to remain in Jerusalem to await the Holy Spirit. Before departing for his trial, Saint Paul warned the Church that wolves would come to attack the Church, some even from within. Ever since, we have been waiting for the return of Christ, comforted and shepherded by the Holy Spirit, while protected by His Church. But we cannot be shepherded if we insist on ignoring the Church and wandering away from her wings. The Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, protects us from the wolves while leading us to heaven.

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Before Your First Visit

May
22

Welcome to the Orthodox Church! There are a number of things about our worship that are different from the services of other churches, whether Roman Catholic, liturgical Protestant, or evangelical. In an effort to help alleviate confusion, here are twelve things I wish someone had explained to me the first time I visited an Orthodox church.

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Holy Motherhood

May
11

Mothers’ Day is a day to honor our mothers, those holy women who gave us life. This week’s episode of Be Transfigured in dedicated to honoring Holy Motherhood. Holy Motherhood is different than birds caring for chicks in their nests. Holy Motherhood doesn’t end with mere physical labor. Holy Motherhood includes bringing us to know Jesus Christ. Holy Motherhood teaches us to open our hearts to Him, and allow His warmth and love to heal our hearts and bring us into repentance. Holy Motherhood is what makes us children of God rather than animals.

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Behold The Man

May
04

Many years before an unknown paralytic was healed by Jesus Christ, God told us through His Prophets that He would provide a Man who would arise from below the horizon to save us. On the Fourth Sunday of Pascha, the Church reminds us, through the Gospel of John that God has always planned to save those of us patient enough to endure until He comes. He came, He died and was buried, but He rose from the dead, and life rules eternally. And now...we can be healed.

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May 2015 - Has Pascha Changed the Way You Live?

May
01

Last month we were blessed to come together and celebrate another Pascha – the Feast of Feasts – the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We prayed, we sang, we lit our candles, and we feasted. But has your life changed at all? Other than spending a few hours in Church during Holy Week, is your life different this month than it was last month? If the answer is, “NO,” then you’re missing something in the celebration of Pascha.

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God Provides What We Lack

Apr
26

When it comes to our relationship with God, we each lack something. It may be courage, faith, strength, or any number of obstacles that keep us from encountering God. Just as God provided for the Myrrh-Bearing Women to anoint the Body of Jesus by rolling away the stone, God will provide what we lack so that we can meet Him. The Myrrh-Bearing Women brought spices and were prepared to meet Jesus, and trusted that God would provide what they lacked. When we bring what we have to offer, God will complete what we need and provide what we lack, so that we can go out to meet Him.

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What king do you seek?

Apr
06

Holy Week is a chance to respond to this very important question. Many of the Jews were seeking a military king who would rescue them from the Romans. Many of us seek a king who will force others to believe and act as WE think they should. Christ is not this sort of king. Christ is the King of Peace. He came to walk with us in our battle against sin. He came to walk with us in our struggle. When the Jews realized Jesus was not THEIR sort of king, they turned their back on Him. What will you do when you realize He is not YOUR sort of king? What sort of king do you seek?

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NOT EVERY CHRISTIAN CELEBRATES EASTER THIS SUNDAY

Apr
03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Rev. Athanasios C Haros, Pastor
Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church of Florence
Office: 843-662-5471 Cell: 843-496-4533
TransfigurationFlo@mail.goarch.org
www.GoFlorence.org

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Humility & Repentance

Mar
30

On the final Sunday of Great Lent, the Church makes one final plea for us to look into our hearts with Christian humility to see our sinful ways. Saint Mary of Egypt was stopped from venerating the Holy Cross of Christ because of her sinful life. The Disciples were prideful and seeking after honor, when God revealed their hearts. It doesn’t matter who we might be, in our hearts we know how far away from God we really live. Saint Mary of Egypt and the Holy Apostles, after having their hearts revealed, lived a life of total repentance.

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Pascha 2015

Mar
28

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

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