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Let me introduce ourselves to you and tell you a bit of who we are and what we are about. We are the people of Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia.

Melkite? Christians who accepted the decision of the Fourth Ecumenical Council held in the city of Chalcedon in 451 AD. 
That council proclaimed that Jesus Christ was truly divine and truly human. He had a human nature and a divine nature and that the person of Christ is a divine person. This is a mystery of the Christian faith with profound consequences for us believers.

The actions of Christ are the actions of one person, and that person happens to be God. His saving death and resurrection; 
His awesome coming again; His gathering of us into His body, the Church, and making us partakers of His Divine Nature, are possible because He is our Lord and our God.

Greek? No we are not Hellenic i.e. Greeks, just as Roman Catholics are not Italians. We Greek-Catholics are not Greeks, but 
we acknowledge that the Holy Gospels, the Epistles, in fact the entire New Testament, were written in Greek. We know that Greek was the language of the Early Church, even at Rome.

Catholic? We are in union with the Church of Rome; part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church, and at the same 
time not Roman. While the churches of Europe received their faith from the Apostles through the Apostolic Church of Rome, we received our faith directly from the Apostles themselves.

What do we have to offer? Participation in the Divine Life that Our Blessed Savior came to give us. Participation in the Divine Nature, in 
a word holiness.

How? Through participation in the life of the Church: the Holy Mysteries /Sacraments the Divine Liturgy, prayer and fasting, 
and the common life of loving service to one another.

Who may come to our church? Anyone who wants to share the Divine Life with us. Roman Catholics who are baptized and confirmed 
may share the Holy Eucharist with us, as can Orthodox Christians. We are always ready to share with those who come to the faith once given to the Apostles lived and guarded and preserved by us until now.

Please come to visit us. You will find orthodoxy of faith, purity of doctrine, beauty of worship, a commitment to struggle for holiness among people just like you.

If you still have more questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.



Rt. Reverend Joseph Francavilla

Divine Services

Saturday
6 PM Vespers
Confessions Following

Sunday
9:15 AM Orthros 
Confessions Following

Sunday
10:30 AM Divine Liturgy 
Coffee Hour Following

Feast Day Eve 
7:30 PM Vespers

Feast Day
7:30 PM Divine Liturgy