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 visit, 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 Orthodox Christians of Greek heritage. We welcome everyone, of whatever ethnicity and religious background, who wishes to embrace and live the Orthodox Christian Faith as it has been preserved in the Orthodox Church from the time of the Holy Apostles until today.
Along with the faithful descendants of our Greek founders, our congregation today includes people of Russian, Eritrean, Ukrainian, Romanian, Serbian, Armenian, Egyptian, Bulgarian, and Arab heritage, as well as 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, the first primate 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 Learning and Fellowship Group meets on 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 active women's group, the Daughters of Penelope, assists the Church's mission through fund-raising and service projects.
AHEPA, a men's Greek cultural and educational society, supports our Church's work through regular and generous financial gifts.
Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna; Proterios, Archbishop of Alexandria; Gorgonia the Righteous, sister of Gregory the Theologian; Damian the New Martyr of Mount Athos; Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey