October 22

Bringing Your Brokenness

Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church is offering a new restoration and recovery ministry for those who have, or consider themselves to have, a life-debilitating issue. These issues may be interfering with your life and may result in, or be the result of, a habitual sin which needs healing in order for you to live your life in Christ. They can range from anxiety or panic disorders, eating disorders, checking internet or social media to the point of shutting out your family, or to drug or alcohol addiction.

Open to individuals and couples, the first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, at 6:30pm. Our goal is to provide a loving Orthodox Christian atmosphere for support, accountability, study, and discussion, with the ultimate goal of restoring our souls and bodies to the image and likeness of God.



October 22

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Thank you for your tremendous outpouring of prayers, and support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. IOCC’s Frontliner team have visited Orthodox parishes for Sunday Divine Liturgies and other services, offering emotional and spiritual support to local clergy and affected parishioners. Orthodox clergy represented the Orthodox community and IOCC at the interfaith service held at the Convention Center on Sunday 9/3.

IOCC’s first muck out took place on Saturday 9/4 with 13 volunteers and continued on 9/5 with an additional 15 volunteers. Rotating teams have completed 15 assessments and nine muck outs to date. More houses are slated for assessments in the coming weeks.

IOCC arranged, through partners Church World Service (CWS) and Good360, for two truckloads of hygiene kits, clean-up buckets, food, and baby products to the Houston area. The CWS truck arrived on 9/4 at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church containing 200 clean-up buckets and 6,000 hygiene kits. Distribution began immediately, and all the clean-up buckets were distributed within 24 hours, highlighting the great demand for these supplies.

IOCC staff is checking in with every Orthodox parish in the region to assess clean-up and other needs. Parishioners who have specific clean-up needs are asked to speak to their parish priest, who will coordinate with IOCC.

iocc.org/Harvey ** iocc.org/kits ** 877.803.4622

October 22



On September 10 we embarked on our parish-wide curriculum project! Our entire parish, from the preschoolers through the yiayias and papous are learning together every Sunday. We are going to work our way through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelations. We’re handing out bookmarks with the schedule of readings so that you can read together with your family and friends, and show up to church prepared for the week’s lesson.
After liturgy, Fr. Vasileios will give a short talk on the reading, so that everyone in the parish can study the Scriptures together. Meanwhile, in the Sunday School classes, the teachers will be covering the same Bible reading and lesson, adjusted to fit the developmental level of the particular class. We hope that at coffee hour, in the car ride home, and at the dinner table all week, you and your families will be talking about the lesson you’ve learned and how you can see it at work in your daily life.
Get ready. We’re asking  you to read the week’s lesson every week, along with your family and friends, and to think about it before you come to church. We’ll send you home with a written discussion of the week’s lesson, and the reading assignment for next week. By the end of the school year, we’ll be halfway through our Old Testament unit; after four years together, we’ll have covered the most important readings throughout the whole Bible. We look forward to learning and growing with you!

We have Orthodox Study Bibles in the bookstore for you to purchase. You can also download the app onto your phone or computer.



OCTOBER 29:  The Call of Abram

OCTOBER 22:  Tower of Babel

OCTOBER 15: Covenant with Noah

OCTOBER 8:  The Flood

OCTOBER 1:  The Fall

SEPTEMBER 24: Creation

SEPTEMBER 10: The Bible

October 22

It’s Time for Holy House! Saturday, October 24

We continue our tradition of Holy House during this time of the year where all our children come to Transifiguration dressed in their costumes of saints or other friendly heroes and characters!

The children will not only be entertained, but will grow in their faith, as they watcH the skits from the middle school and high school youth of GOYA reenact some of the New Testament miracles of Jesus Christ. Each skit offers opportunities to the children for participation and of course, candy!

We begin on Saturday, October 24, at 5:00 pm with Great Vespers, followed by dinner in Mt. Tabor Hall, and the skits.

It is a tradition that engages the faith with so much fun and creativity!!!

October 22

St. Nicholas Vacation Church Camp August 3 – 7



Registration is now open!

Vacation Church Camp Registration

Camp St. Nicholas is for all children from 2 years old to those entering 5th grade in the Fall, and children from all over the Austin area are welcome to attend! Camp runs from Monday, August 3 – Thursday, August 7, from 9:00 – 12:00 at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 414 St. Stephens School Road, every day. On Saturday, August 8, we hope you’ll join us for a Family Field Trip to Holy Archangel’s Monastery in Kendalia, Texas Fr. Ephraim Q&A session