Glory be to Jesus Christ!
On the blessed 25th Sunday after Pentecost, 2012, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission served our first Divine Liturgy. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Peter, Peoria native Archpriest David Moser celebrated with us and along with his parents and some of his extended family who traveled from Kentucky to be with us as well. Our service was graciously hosted at the historic Zion Church in Brimfield, also with some of their parishioners in attendance.
Fr. David's homily expressed the all-importance of forgiveness in order to attain the humility that leads to purity in Christ. The Orthodox faithful partook of the Holy Mysteries. All 21 in attendance stayed after the services for refreshments and conversation.
Many thanks to everyone who attended, to those who served, and to everyone who has prayed for us. We are also thankful to our hosts, Zion Church of Brimfield and St. Andrews Church in Peoria. God willing, this will have been the first of many liturgies to come in the Greater Peoria Area at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission!