About Our Parish
Located east of Augustana College at the corner of West 28th Street and South Summit Avenue, Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church serves Orthodox Christians in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
We are a parish of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver under the omophorion (pastoral care and oversight) of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.
The Orthodox Church is not only
for one nation, one civilization,
one continent. It is like God Himself,
for all and for every place.
(Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch)
Visitors are always welcome at Transfiguration Orthodox Church! Please visit us in person as well as on the web. When you come, be sure to stay for the Fellowship Hour held in the church basement after every Sunday Liturgy. There, you'll enjoy refreshments and conversation with our priests and parishioners and have opportunity to learn more about the Orthodox Christian Faith.
Go into all the world and make disciples
of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
(Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ
St. Matthew's Gospel, chapter 28)
Our church was founded over fifty years ago by Greek Orthodox immigrants. Today we welcome everyone, of whatever ethnicity and religious background, who wishes to embrace and live the Orthodox Christian Faith as it has been preserved from the time of the Apostles until today.
Along with the faithful descendants of our Greek founders, our congregation today includes people from the Russian lands, as well as those of Eritrean/Ethiopian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Serbian, Armenian, Egyptian, Bulgarian, Georgian, and Syrian heritages. We also have many converts to Christian Orthodoxy from other religious traditions.
The Church is not the property of any one nation or
ethnic group, but includes all who believe rightly.
(Metropolitan Anthony, First Hierarch of
the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad)
Our liturgical language is primarily English, since this is the common language that is understood and spoken by our parishioners.
We have a Sunday Church School to instruct our children in the Law of God and help them grow in the Orthodox Faith.
A lively group, Knowing and Living our Faith, meets most Wednesday evenings during the Fall and Winter months.
The Philoptochos ("love of the poor") is one of our Church's women's societies. They undertake service projects for the benefit of the poor both within and outside our parish community.
Another women's group, the Daughters of Penelope, assists the Church's mission through fund-raising and service projects.
The Order of AHEPA, a men's philhellenic society, supports our Church's work through regular and generous financial gifts.