The Transfiguration parish extends a warm welcome to guests from throughout the Metropolis who are visiting today and who will participate in the ‘MBC Winter Camp’. Due to pandemic protocols necessary adaptations to the MBC Winter Camp program were put into place. Four half day ‘Winter Camp’ gatherings were scheduled with limited capacity. These programs were scheduled throughout the Metropolis. The ‘Winter Camp’ at Transfiguration is the last one to be held and will begin at noon.
The Transfiguration parish continues to use enhanced protocols in order to gather for worship in a safe manner. Even with the increase in cases we believe we are well prepared. We continue to ask everyone to socially distance themselves that keeps our seating limited. We ask that you follow the direction of the ushers. Everyone must wear a mask. These protocols have been established to help protect and keep safe all who gather for worship. But please, if you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID, or you have underlying health conditions, or are not feeling well, please stay home and stay safe.
SERVICES LAST WEEK
Last week we were blessed to welcome His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios to our parish as he led us in worship. We thank Dn. John Vaporis, the chanters, the altar boys, and the Parish Council for sharing a warm welcome with him and assisting us in worship. If you were unable to attend or watch through the live stream, please feel free to go to www.youtube.com to watch the service. Below in the insert section you can read the welcome Fr. Tom offered to the Metropolitan on behalf of the parish. Check out photos on the Metropolis website Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston | Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston (goarch.org).
SATURDAY OF SOULS LITURGIES USHER IN GREAT LENT
On the first three Saturdays in March we will commemorate the Saturdays of Souls with Liturgy and Memorial service following. The first two, March 6 & 13, lead us to Great Lent starting on March 15 with the third Saturday of Souls taking place on the first Saturday of Great Lent, March 20. You are encouraged and welcomed to submit names of loved ones who have passed away to be commemorated on these days. For your convenience, a form can be found in the ‘Insert’ section of the bulletin below. You can mail your list of names to the parish office or bring them to church when you attend services.
MAINTENANCE HELP WANTED
Interested in helping the church with its maintenance needs? We are organizing a group of people to be on the Maintenance Crew to coordinate service with vendors and to do small projects around the facility. We would appreciate hearing from you! Thanks in advance! Please contact Marc Gulezian (978-649-3387) if you are interested or have any questions.
CHECK OUT OUR INSERTS AND FLYERS
Weekly, in the section following the announcements you will find inserts and flyers about special events and ministries. Please make sure to check out this section.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Our parish office is currently open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. Generally, the office is open in person. On Wednesday, it is open remotely. Even though we are open in person, if you need to come to the office, for your safety, please call and set up an appointment.
NEW CAMERA INSTALLED – WATCH SERVICES ONLINE
Through the generosity of the Helene Antonakis estate the parish has installed a live stream camera that will allow us to continue to stream services. Though we hope the learning curve will be short, please bear with us during the next few weeks as we get to know the equipment better.
We will continue to live stream services through YouTube at www.youtube.come/transgoc. A weekly listing of services can be found on our website www.transchurch.org and listed on the calendar found in this bulletin.
Many still do not feel comfortable physically attending services, but would still like to light a candle or support the parish. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. We encourage your continued use of our secure online giving platform for single or repeating donations, https://transchurch.churchgiving.com. Of course, you are still welcome to mail in a check to make your donation.
1) To light a vigil candle, please contact Pat Mahoney (email@example.com or 978-436-0998) or the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-458-4321). Pat will make sure that your vigil candle is lit for you. Donation: $10. As with all donations, you can mail in a check or you can make a donation online.
2) You are able to make your stewardship, weekly basket offering, candle, memorial, special event, or general donations by using our secure website. Your donations help support the ministries of the parish. Although you may not be in the church building, essential ministries of the parish continue.
Lord Jesus Christ, our God, accept our offerings as You accepted the gifts of Your people throughout the ages. We offer these gifts to Your glory, for the support of the ministries of Your holy Church, for the alleviation of suffering and hunger, and for the proclamation of Your Gospel to the whole world.
Grant us Your blessing, Lord our Savior, that we may always be faithful stewards, continuing to share the gifts you have given us, by the power of Your grace, mercy and love. May Your name be glorified forever. Amen.
Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)
†Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos): In Memory of those who have died during the pandemic and for the health of those recovering. - Chuck and Amelia Karayianis
†Vigil Light at the Icon of Christ: In Loving Memory of Deborah Victoria Skrekas and George Skrekas
†Vigil Light at the Theotokos: In Loving Memory of Ioannis "John" Zaralidis from his family
†Vigil Light at the Icon of the Forerunner: Available
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy Cross: For the Good Health of Peggy Giovane