History of our Church
By the early 1990s we had discovered the Eastern Orthodox Church, and were particularly attracted to its rich tradition of spiritual life. Continued study and contact with Orthodox leaders resulted in a ten-year transformation of our community, culminating in our reception into the canonical Orthodox Church as a parish of the Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia.
During this time of intense spiritual transformation, the community continued to grow and develop our physical facility as well. Originally founded as a "house church" in the University area, the congregation moved to our present location in East Syracuse in 1991. With the generous help of community leaders and of Christ the Savior Brotherhood, we purchased the present site at 783 Franklin Park Drive from a small Methodist congregation. We immediately added the fellowship area and landscaping, and since then have consistently labored to improve the facility. Most recently we've renovated the kitchen, installed a new hardwood floor and pews in the chapel, and paved and lighted the parking lot.
Today, Holy Transfiguration Church provides a unique doorway to the riches of the Orthodox Christian tradition. As a parish composed of Americans who have made this journey themselves, we invite all people to "come and see, that the Lord is good."
738 Franklin Park Drive ~East Syracuse, New York ~ 13057