Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral Accessible

Denver, Colorado

Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral

Founded 1898

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Rocky Mountain Deanery

Address

349 E 47th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80216

http://www.transfigcathedral.org

Parish Contacts

Rev. Kyrill Williams
Acting Rector
349 E 47th Ave
Denver, CO 80216
Home: 303-294-0938
V. Rev. James Worth
Attached
720 E Vassar
Denver, CO 80210
Home: 303-722-5176
Protodn. Averky Davis
Attached
1616 Longbow Ct
Lafayette, CO 80026
Home: 303-673-0230
Rev. Dn. James Brown
Attached
12485 McCune Rd
Elbert, CO 80106
Home: 719-495-5154
Rev. Dn. Antony Dyl
[Deacon]
12536 W Brandt Pl
Littleton, CO 80127
Home: 720-732-1717

Lay Leadership

David Karsen
Church School Coordinator

Directions

General Location
We are conveniently located at the juncture of I 70 and I 25 in north Denver.

From Boulder
Follow Boulder Turnpike south to I 25.  Go onto I 70 about 1/4 mile and exit at Washington.  Turn north and go 1 block to 47th, then three blocks west to Logan.

From South Denver
Take I 25 north to “Mousetrap” interchange and onto I 70 to Washington, then go 1 block north and 3 blocks west.

From Downtown Denver
Take Broadway to Brighton to Washington at 47th, then north to 47th and west to Logan.

Schedule of Services

5:00 PM Great Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:10 AM Hours, 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Daily Vespers w/ Bible Study.
Wednesday Evening

Services for Great Feasts, weekday services, and Lenten schedule as announced.

Parish Background

Our’s is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation, rejoicing in the fulness of Orthodox faith and worship.  We strive to preserve and promote the diversity of Orthodox traditions represented within our community while endeavoring to maintain the continuity of Orthodox worship under the direction of our Hierarch.

In the 1890’s, considerable numbers of diverse eastern European people settled in the town known as Globeville, now the northernmost neighborhood of Denver.  These folks from Serbian, Carpatho-Russian, Bukovenian, Slovak, and other backgrounds, all shared a common need to “Worship God after the custom of our Fathers.”

In 1898, a dozen families mortgaged their homes to buy six lots on the corner of 47th and Logan and in September of that year, they laid the cornerstone of their temple and incorporated as “The Greek Catholic Church of the Transfiguration of Christ.”  They obtained a Uniate priest from Austro-Hungary but, in 1904, found that there was an Orthodox bishop in America and were received into the canonical Church by St Tikhon.  St Tikhon visited Denver a total of three times and, in 1905, consecrated the temple.  We believe that our temple is one of a very few churches in the lower 48 which can claim continual existence and unbroken use for a century.

After World War II, new immigrants of Serbs and Russians joined the third generation members to inject new vigor into the life of the parish.  In the 1980s and 1990s, another immigration has blessed the parish with a large number of Romanian and Great Russian parishioners.  As a result, the annual May Romanian national day has joined St Sava’s Day, St Vladimir’s Day, and Vidovdan as regular parish observances.  We also observe annual blessings of Vasilopita prepared by our Greek parishioners and hold a Christmas Eve Holy Supper with Lenten Dishes from many nations.  Our parish is now composed, about half, of converts to the faith from a dozen non-traditional nationalities with Scotts, Irish, and Germans topping the list.

We rejoice in the ongoing mission which God has given this community and in the knowledge that our vigor has only increased over the century.