Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church

"Glory to Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ our God! Glory to Thee! Peoria, IL
Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church

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3701 N. Sheridan
Unit C
Peoria, IL 61614



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Who We Are

We are a self-funded mission of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Founded on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (August) 2012, we are the first community of the Russian Orthodox Church ever established in Peoria, Illinois. We are dedicated to our attainment to the "unity of the faith and the knowledge of [Christ's] unapproachable glory" as we come together "for the sake of the glory of [His] name".

We are committed to the Orthodox Christian Faith, as it was established by the Holy Spirit through the Apostles on Pentecost, has been preserved unaltered by the Holy Spirit through the saints, and lives today through the continuing overshadowing of the Holy Spirit over our bishops and us.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Historic, Multigenerational, Young families

A capella, Psalms a capella, Traditional Hymns

Orthodox (ROCOR)




Our Services

What are services like?
In English and according to the Typikon of the Russian Church - the most ancient Christian worship and teaching. Orthodoxy is rich in both Holy Tradition and the condescending Grace of God which operates through our faithful participation in it. Our love for God, each other, and our neighbors is established and refined within this Tradition. We pray together and also when alone, both by reading and by our own words. Our community worship involves, reading, un-metered a-Capella singing, beeswax candles, sweet incense, iconographical beauty, and liturgical consistency. Our services are prescribed but also are dynamic as we move through the cycles of our calendar. Our sermons are generally brief, but of the highest quality and relevance. We remember all Christian saints, east and west, prior to 1054 and all Orthodox saints since then. We operate on the Old (Julian) Calendar.

What is the community like?
Small. A blend of younger Americans with a few Russians and Russian-Americans. Welcoming to everyone.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come and see. There is no pressure here. We aim not to judge.

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