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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 9am. God bless you.

Living Orthodoxy in a Sinful World

Jun
29

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question is inspired by Saint Paul’s words, “It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Do you have faith?

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The Light of Christ in the Narthex

Jun
22

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question addresses the “how” and “why” of lighting candles in the Narthex. Some people think lighting candles is just “another thing we do” as Orthodox Christians that has no meaning. But when you place that candle in the sand, you are doing MUCH more than just lighting a candle.

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I’m Distracted by Others in Church

Jun
15

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question is a follow-up to last week’s “Which Way Should I Look?” where we discuss the truth, sometimes difficult truth, that when we are distracted in Church, it might be because we don’t understand Liturgy like we should.

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Which Way Should I Look?

Jun
08

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question is from someone who noticed many people doing something different while the Priest moves throughout the Church during services. A newcomer to Orthodox especially may be confused by what seems like chaos among the faithful. “Which way should I look?” Now, here is an answer to that basic question.

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The Florence Greek Festival Would Appreciate Your Opinion

Jun
04
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When Enough Isn’t Enough

Jun
01

Everyone thirsts for something, but only one thing will satisfy your heart. Jesus said, “"If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7.37-38) It is only when we thirst for God that our heart will be satisfied. If we thirst for wealth, it will never be enough. If we thirst for power and authority, it will never be enough. If we thirst for knowledge, it will never be enough. When enough isn’t enough, you’re probably thirsting for the wrong thing.

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Being a Visitor-Friendly Church

May
29

On the feast of Pentecost, May 31st this year, the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven upon the Church to guide us and comfort us until Christ returns. Among the many gifts the Holy Spirit granted the Church, was the gift of different languages so that the Gospel could be proclaimed in every nation throughout the world. From the moment of Pentecost, the Church was no longer a Church “just for the Jews” but for the entire world.

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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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