Holy Transfiguration Church Accessible

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Holy Transfiguration Church

Founded 2000

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: Carolina Deanery

Address

3491 Pleasant Grove Church Road
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560-8960

Mailing address:

12064 Harnett-Dunn Hwy
Dunn, NC 28334

http://www.holytransfiguration-oca.org

Office: 919-600-0584

Parish Contacts

Rev. Edward Rommen
Rector
Home: 910-892-3448
V. Rev. Andrew Davis
Attached
Home: 919-553-9707

Directions

From North Raleigh (on I-540)
Merge onto I-540 West. Take Exit-2 toward Aviation Parkway. Merge left to Aviation Parkway Exit-2A South. Take I-40 West toward Durham. Turn right onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. Continue for about 1 mile, the church is on the left.

From Raleigh (on I-40)
Take I-40 West toward Durham. Take Exit 284, Airport Blvd/RDU International Airport. At the light, turn right toward the airport and then left onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. Continue for about 1 mile, the church is on the left side of the road.

From Raleigh (on US-70)
Take US-70 West (Glenwood Ave) toward Durham. Merge onto I-540 West. Take Exit-2 toward Aviation Parkway. Merge left to Aviation Parkway Exit-2A South. Take I-40 West toward Durham. Turn right onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. Continue for about 1 mile, the church is on the left.

From Durham (on I-40)
Take the Durham Freeway (Route 147) South to I-40. Take I-40 South toward Raleigh/Cary. Take Exit 282, Page Road Exit. At the light, turn left and continue on Page Road until it ends at a stop sign. Turn right onto Airport Blvd. Stay straight to go onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. The church is on the right just after the Nelson Road intersection.

From Durham (on US-70)
Take US-70 East toward Raleigh. Turn right onto TW Alexander Drive. Turn left onto Page Road. Stay straight to go onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. The church is on the right side just after the Nelson Road intersection.

From Cary
Take I-40 West toward Durham. Take Exit 284, Airport Blvd/RDU International Airport. At the light, turn right toward the airport and then left onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. Continue for about 1 mile, the church is on the left side of the road.

From Wake Forest
Take Route 98 to Creedmoor Road (Route 50). Take Creedmoor Road (Route 50) South toward Raleigh and follow for several miles. Merge onto I-540 West toward Research Triangle Park. Take Exit-2 toward Aviation Parkway. Merge left to Aviation Parkway Exit-2A South. Take I-40 West toward Durham. Turn right onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. Continue for about 1 mile, the church is on the left.

From Chapel Hill
Take I-40 East toward Raleigh/Cary. Take Exit 282, Page Road Exit. At the light, turn left and continue on Page Road until it ends at a stop sign. Turn right onto Airport Blvd. Stay straight to go onto Pleasant Grove Church Road. The church is on the right just after the Nelson Road intersection.

Schedule of Services

5:00 PM Great Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Church School; 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

Parish Background

Early in September 2000, a group of about 20 Orthodox faithful in the Raleigh area of North Carolina asked their Bishop for permission to start a new parish. Archbishop DMITRI granted his blessing, approved the parish’s name (Holy Transfiguration), and assigned a priest. Through the end of October 2000 we met for weekend services at the Holiday Inn in Cary. After an intensive search, we found and rented space in a light industrial complex off US-70. With the enthusiastic help of our members, that warehouse was transformed into a place of worship. At the same time, the national Church (OCA) and Diocese of the South awarded Holy Transfiguration a three year church planting grant. By the beginning of 2001 we were “up and running.”

After only a year (January 2002), we had outgrown our facilities. Our next step was to rent the adjoining unit in our building. This allowed us to expand the original worship area and provide space for fellowship and church school classes.

In January 2004, the church successfully assumed full financial responsibility when the church planting grant came to an end. Financially independent and still growing, the parish offered a full cycle of services with an average attendance of about seventy at Sunday Liturgy.

By the beginning of 2005, we were once again on the verge of outgrowing our facilities-not only in the nave, but also in the fellowship area and classrooms. The obvious next step was to locate and purchase property for a new church building. To that end, we had already established a building fund and organized a search committee. In spite of considerable effort, we could not find affordable property. However, we did find a church building for rent and decided to take advantage of this opportunity. The new facility gave us more space in the nave, along with a choir loft, an adequate fellowship hall with a kitchen, more classrooms, and offices.

In June 2006 we signed the lease for the new building and started necessary renovations. On July 15, 2006 we began church services at our new location.

Three years later, on August 27, 2009 we completed the process of purchasing the church and property. Thanks to the prayers, dedication and hard work of our parishioners who made this possible, we look forward to the continued growth of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church to the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.