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.
|The holiday season is a time for renewal and thanks. It is in this spirit that we as Orthodox Christians come together to celebrate the joyful feast of the Nativity, as a family. The feeling of family relates also to our Parishes, who are also rejuvenated from red to gold in the anticipation of a New Year, full of joys and challenges.
My parish, The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Brooklyn is going through an additional rejuvenation this year. A beautiful church began by St. Alexander Hotovitski in 1908 it is steeped in great history and one of the oldest parishes on the East Coast of the United States (the full history can be seen on our website www.roct.org). For the first time in its long history the church is undergoing a full renovation, the beautiful signature domes were completed a few years prior. We are asking, as a family, for help and support in completing such a monumental project. Just as some of our five generations of parishioners have branched out and built new parishes to grow the community of the faithful, we ask that you help us rejuvenate the mother of this community, so we may also continue to serve our Orthodox community. We especially ask, in truest spirit of family, those with connections to our parish to contribute and carry on the legacy begun by your ancestors.
As the Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica once said “It is of great significance if there is a person who truly prays in a family. Prayer attracts God’s grace and all the members of the family feel it, even those whose hearts have grown cold.”
So, help us keep our family strong and warm the hearts of those who have grown cold.
We welcome all donations, no matter how small. Please make checks payable to: Russian Orthodox Transfiguration Cathedral Preservation Trust Fund and send to 228 North 12th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11211.
We thank all of you for your prayers and support; our church remembers all donors with a special prayer during all services.
May this holiday season bring you great joy and may the newborn Christ bless you with health and happiness in the coming year.
With Love in Christ,
Fr. Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk
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.
2013 Schedule of Services
|Sunday May 5th
Resurrection of Our Lord – 12:00 NOON – Paschal Vespers & Procession.
|Monday May 6th
9:00 A.M. – Paschal Hours, Divine Liturgy & Precession
|Friday May 10th
11:00 A.M. – Blessing of graves, by appointment.
|Saturday May 11th
8:00 A.M. – Blessing of graves in Mt. Olivet Cemetery
12:00 P.M. – Panikhida by Fr. Igor’s grave
6:00 P.M. – Vespers
|Sunday May 12th
9:00 A.M. – Divine Liturgy in English and Slavonic – Mother’s Day.
Readings: Acts 5 : 12 – 20 Gospel of St. John 20 : 19 – 31
11:30 A. M. – Blessing of graves on Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Church School & Coffee Hour
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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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