Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

228 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211


228 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211


On this radiant feast of the Lord’s Resurrection, I greet you with the unchanging grand words of the Paschal good news: CHRIST IS RISEN!

Christ’s Resurrection, the event, which took place near Jerusalem many centuries ago, carries a direct relation to each of us and has a truly universal meaning. For this reason we now shout aloud with St. John Chrysostom: Let no one lament his poverty, for the Kingdom has come for all! When we celebrate Christ’s Bright Resurrection we testify to the truth of these words.

Every baptized person, even the greatest sinner, has been redeemed by the blood of Christ and has hope in salvation. Our sins, as all the sins of the human race, have been ransomed by the precious blood of the crucified Christ.

Living in a time of a media-influenced world with our everyday fears and troubles, we are prone to forget what is important: the salvation of the soul, the Divine Providence—which is wise and absolute! The Resurrection is revealed to us so we can meet even the most difficult challenges of our lives and to see the true majesty of God’s love.

May the Risen Savior breathe in our souls the firm determination to follow his commandments and to live in peace with each other.

Let us share the joy of today’s feast! Let us warm the hearts of those who today suffer and experience hardship. Let us direct our Paschal greeting to all people, to our neighbors, and those far from us.

Again from the depths of my heart I shout the Paschal joy in God who has trampled down death and has risen up for all of humankind.

Christ Is Risen! Indeed He Is Risen!

Pascha 2018
With Love in The Risen Christ,
Fr. Wiaczeslaw & The Church Council

Holy Week & Bright Week Schedule of Services

April 3 – Great and Holy Tuesday
6:00 pm –Presanctified Divine Liturgy

April 4 – Great and Holy Wednesday
6:00 pm – Holy Unction – Соборование

April 5 – Great and Holy Thursday
9:00 am – Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
6:00 pm – Matins & Reading of 12 Passion Gospels

April 6 – Great and Holy Friday
2:00 pm – Vespers & Bringing out the Plaschanitza
6:00 pm – Matins & Burial Service of Our Lord (Procession around the church)

April 7 – Great and Holy Saturday
9:00 am – Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
Hourly blessings of Paschal food from noon until 6:00pm,
Main blessing following Paschal Divine Liturgy at midnight.
Kulich (Easter Bread) can be bought in church.
10:00 pm – Reading from the Book of Acts
11:30 pm – Nocturne Service
11:45 pm – Paschal Procession around the Church
12:00 am – Paschal Matins & Divine Liturgy
After, You are cordially welcome to break the fast in the church hall
and greet each other with Christ is Risen!

April 8 – PASCHA – Resurrection of Our Lord
12:00 (noon) – Paschal Vespers & Procession,
– Blessing of food for late arrivals

April 9 – Bright Monday
9:00 am – Paschal Hours, Divine Liturgy & Procession

April 13 (Fri.) – 11:00 am – Blessing of graves by appointment.

April 14 (Sat.) – 10:00 am – Blessing of graves in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
12:00 pm – Panikhida by Fr. Igor & Matushka Maria’s grave.

April 15 (Sun) – 11:30 am – Blessing of graves in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
April 17 (Tue. )- 6:00 am – Radonitsa – Great Panikhida

*** Remember!
Sunday Liturgy symbolizes Easter.

Your attendance at every Sunday service is very important.
*** God is waiting for you***

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

Orthodox Christian Services

6:00 pm Vespers

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, New York.