Discovering Real Life in Christ is Truly Beautiful
Fr. Tom Tsagalakis
Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 2
Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church invites you to our
32nd Anniversary Gala, Saturday, November 4 at the Hotel Granduca
GALA SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Preview the many items available for Silent Auction by clicking on the categories below.
You need not be present to win. Proxy bidding can be done by using the form found at this link.
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS STARTED, SO IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR CHILDREN YET, PLEASE REGISTER THEM HERE.
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, meetings will be held bi-monthly on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the church. We are studying the book “Truly Human: Recovering Your Humanity in a Broken World” by Kevin Scherer, which is available in our bookstore. 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.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 9.
We are studying the book “Truly Human: Recovering Your Humanity in a Broken World” by Kevin Scherer, which is available in our bookstore. 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.
If you have questions please contact Fr. Vasileios, or Brian Holland at 512-786-7851, or Susan Holland at 512-659-3425
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.
Youth Equipped to Serve is coming to Austin. Please register your teens today at https://focusnorthamerica.org/yes/upcoming-trips/!
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!!!