Saturday, March 20, 2021

Wonderworking "Kursk-Root" Icon of the Virgin Mary "Of The Sign" - Visiting on March 23, 2021

Glory to God!  Once again, for the 4th time since her initial visit in 2013, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church plans to host the "HODIGITRIA OF THE RUSSIAN DIASPORA," the wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God, Of The Sign on Tuesday evening, March 23, 2021, at our new facility at 6216 N. Sheridan in Peoria.  Our Holy Lady will be with us from 5-8pm.  At 6pm we will serve a moleben prayer service with the Akathist Hymn to the Mother God.  

Visitors are welcome, but please be advised that our space is not large.  We ask that any who wish to come respectfully observe local and federal guidelines for cleanliness, social distancing, and face coverings at all times.  

Our parking lot is limited, but nearby parking is available along W. Kellar Parkway or across Sheridan at Lindbergh Middle School.  

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Relocation Complete! Regular Services Resumed

On February 28th, we served the first Divine Liturgy at our new location at 6216 N Sheridan in Peoria, and we have resumed our normal service schedule.   Our relocation document has been updated and we have published a short video summary of the effort.  We are grateful to God for having been granted the privilege to serve in a building of our own, and for all of the prayers and assistance we have received in the process of moving.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Holy Transfiguration - Building Acquisition and Relocation

Glory to God!  With the blessing of Archbishop Peter we have entered into an agreement to acquire the building at 6216 N. Sheridan, just 2 miles north of our current location.  We are posting updates to our progress via a live document posted here.   

Friday, July 13, 2018

Archbishop Peter Marks 15 Years of Episcopal Service

15 years ago, the feast of the Preeminent Apostles Peter & Paul, His Eminence Archbishop Peter was consecrated Bishop of Cleveland, Vicar of the Diocese of Chicago & Detroit at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, IL. We ask the prayers of all the faithful of our diocese on this auspicious day for our spiritual leader – that the Merciful Lord may grant him many years of service in His Vineyard!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Peoria Russian Orthodox Church Set for Third Visit of the Ancient and Holy Kursk-Root Icon

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America:

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, a mission parish in Peoria, Illinois USA of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (MP) enthusiastically welcomes our Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters along with our local community of Greater Peoria and the surrounding Central Illinois region to come and experience the grace of Jesus Christ, bestowed upon His mother, our most holy Lady and Ever Virgin Mary, in the presence of her ancient,  renowned, and wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon "of the Sign".  

We plan to greet our Holy Mother upon her arrival at our humble parish facility at 3701 N. Sheridan Road Unit C, Peoria, Illinois on March 1, 2018 at 5pm, with moleben prayers immediately followed by Vespers. 

At approximately 6:00 PM the Kursk-Root Icon will be available for public viewing, veneration and silent prayer.

At 8:45 PM we will close visitation with joint evening prayers, concluding at approximately 9:00 PM.

We are thankful to God and our Lord Jesus Christ for the honor and privilege to serve as host for this once-again historic event for both the area faithful and our neighbors and friends.  

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Glory to God!

Fr. Benjamin Bryant

Monday, December 11, 2017

Services for Saint Nicholas

Fr. Joseph Towne is planning to visit Holy Transfiguration for St. Nicholas day. 

Vespers at 5pm on Monday Dec 18th.
Divine Liturgy at 10am on Tuesday Dec 19th.

As always please check our calendar page for the latest updates.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Announcement: New Rector, Priest Gabriel Monforte

As of December 2(15) 2016, Archbishop Peter has appointed Priest Gabriel Monforte as Rector of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church.  Fr. Gabriel, Matushka Laura (Kassiana), and their daughter Lydia, live in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Fr. Gabriel is a graduate of St. Tikhon's Theological Seminary and has already served in Peoria several times in 2016.  We are grateful to God and look forward to Fr. Gabriel's leadership in Peoria.