And then Jesus’ face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to the disciples, Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus…
Suddenly, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.” …
CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION
Welcome to the online presence of the Church of the Transfiguration. It is our hope that this spiritual environment becomes a healing space, a prayerful moment, an affirming solace of God’s presence abiding in you and empowering you to become the most precious self you can become, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Church of the Transfiguration is a church of Inclusion, all Embracing, all Accepting, and all Welcoming. Come, as you are, and share with others the good news of our community that provides an atmosphere of affirmation and equity to all who come. Let us celebrate together God's endless love for each one of us us.
This online space is a place of Transformation,
of Transfiguration, and Resurrection.
The church is the people gathered, wherever we are.
What connects us and makes us one is not the walls within a building, but rather the Love, the Spirit, the Presence of God burning out of Passion and Compassion for each one of us and others.
You are Welcome Here!
ABOUT INDEPENDENT CATHOLICISM
When members of the Roman Catholic Church first encounter Independent Catholicism—Catholicism outside the Roman church—they are often surprised to learn that there are several valid expressions of Catholicism in our world. Understandably, questions arise with respect to the history, teachings, and sacraments of Independent Catholicism.
Throughout church History, there have been several expressions of Catholicism that emerged and developed around the world. Each expression is a valid interpretation of the vast traditions of the Catholic faith. For example, in the Western world (including most of Europe, Australia, and the Americas), the largest and most well-known expression of Catholicism is the Roman Catholic Church, which for most people translates into the Catholic Church as governed by Rome with the Pope and the College of Bishops.
In Asia and Eastern Europe, however, the most well-known expression of Catholicism is the Orthodox Catholic Church, which possesses over 300-million believers. Many people do not know there are countless other valid independent Catholic churches and jurisdictions around the world.
WHAT DO ALL CATHOLIC CHURCHES HAVE IN COMMON?
Like siblings in the same family, Independent Catholic churches share various similarities: the celebration of the Seven Sacraments, the central importance of the Eucharist, the Liturgical Year, apostolic succession, and more. Yet they are all different in their administration, understanding of the call to ordained ministry, ecclesiology (how does each church or jurisdiction see and understand themselves as a church and their mission in the world), and at times there are slightly different theological views (how does each church or jurisdiction reflect upon and understand God’s purpose for each one of the people and societies in this world). Differences are to be expected; not all siblings are the same.
Still, we are united by the same love and passion, the same communion, and call to holiness for all.