228 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Welcome to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord!
Our Cathedral, a New York City Landmark, has graced the Greenpoint-Williamsburg, Brooklyn skyline since 1922. It is the only example of its kind of Byzantine Revival architecture in New York and perhaps the United States. It is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (Additional info provided after 100th Jubilee Celebration pics below, please scroll down. Specific information on our 100th Jubilee Celebration can be found under the Church News postings in the upper right.)
Orthodox Christian Services
6:00 pm Vespers (Summer Time)
4:00 pm Vespers (Winter Time)
8:30 am Confession
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
Services are in English and Slavonic. (Similar to Russian)
All Orthodox Christians as well as Christians of other denominations and those interested in Orthodox Christianity are welcome to worship with us in our Orthodox Christian church in Brooklyn, NY.
Remember about your Christian obligations: fasting, confession and communion. If you have any questions please see Fr. Wiaczeslaw at the church or call at the rectory. All Orthodox Christians should go to Private Confession during Great Lent. It will be heard on Saturdays mornings and nights before or after Vespers, half an hour before Wednesday’s and Friday’s Presanctified Liturgy, and before Sunday‘s Divine Liturgy. If you plan on taking Holy Communion Friday night, you should fast on this day. Eat a light breakfast and then eat nothing from 11am until Holy Communion. No General Confession untill Pascha.
Memorial Prayers – Soul Saturdays – Special six Soul Saturdays are set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Church. At the service, the priest reads the names of the departed and blesses the kolivo -boiled wheat, a symbol of the resurrection, mixed with honey. Saturday is a traditional day for prayers for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday.
If you wish to make donation to support our church, please make a check to: Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of the Transfiguration.
Old Calendar Christmas
This year, the Julian Calendar Christmas ~ 7 January ~ was celebrated at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Brooklyn NY. The parish rector (Very Reverend Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk) and faithful were blessed to welcome His Grace, Bishop Michael, who served the Nativity Vigil service on the eve of the feast-day and, following the service, joined church members for a traditional Russian “Holy Supper” in the church hall.
The faithful were also blessed to welcome Bishop Michael for the festal Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. on “Old Calendar” Christmas Day. His Grace was greeted by Peter Andryuk (parish Vice President) and Father Wiaczeslaw who welcomed him to the church with warm words and happiness; also, by excited Church School students led by Marta Kliszcz, who presented flowers to the Bishop. Serving at the Divine Liturgy were Sub-deacons Roman Ostash and Vladimir Chaykivsky of Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, and (from the parish) Peter Andryuk along with 12 altar servers. Several visiting clergy participated as well: Very Reverend Bohdan Ostash (Alpha NJ); Very Reverend Daniel Degyansky (Woodside NY); Reverend Boris Slootsky (Mays Landing NJ); Reverend Igor Ksynyuk (Bayonne NJ); Protodeacon Paul Sokol (Manville NJ).
The celebration filled the Church with over six hundred people. Then, following the Liturgy, all were invited to a lunch to break the Christmas fast. The mood was joyful as everyone shared a nice meal and great company. Church School children presented a brief Christmas performance for His Grace, playing instruments, such as flute and piano, and singing Christmas Carols in both English and Ukrainian. The fellowship concluded with warm wishes for the Christmas Holiday and the New Year.
According to the parish Youth Coordinator, Alexandra Krawczuk, “The faithful of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord expressed their thanks to Bishop Michael for celebrating this high holy-day with them, and their eager anticipation for his next visit.”
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