Holy Transfiguration
Orthodox Church

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


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The Reverend
Father Edward Rommen,
Rector


(919) 600-0584
 
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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  Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple  
Great Vespers   6:30 pm   Thurs Nov 20                         Divine Liturgy   10:00 am  Fri Nov 21

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, also called The Presentation, is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. According to Tradition, the Virgin Mary was presented by her parents, Joachim and Anna into the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem at the age of three, where she lived and served as a Temple virgin until her betrothal to St. Joseph. Mary was solemnly received by the temple community which was headed by the priest Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist. She was led to the holy place to become herself the "Holy of Holies" of God, the living sanctuary and temple of the Divine Child who was to be born in her. The Church also sees this feast as a feast which marks the end of the physical temple in Jerusalem as the dwelling place of God. During the next seven years, Righteous Anna and Joachim visited Mary often at the temple until they died, leaving her an orphan at age ten. St. Joachim lived for 80 years and Anna for 79, and they both entered into the kingdom of God before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos. Orthodox Church in America

Thanksgiving Service:
Wednesday Nov 26 6:30 pm



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