Be Transfigured

Our Mission at Holy Transfiguration American Coptic Orthodox Church is to live and preach a life transfigured by our relationship with God through the pure Orthodox faith, fully participating in the life-giving Sacraments, fully immersing ourselves in the life of the Church, and fully striving to imitate the pure and perfect example of Christ.

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Plans Moving Forward

Masks

  • The current recommendation by the CDC is that everyone wear a mask indoors in areas of substantial to high transmission.

  • San Bernardino county recently moved from "Substantial" to "High."

  • The reason for this new guideline is that the most recent scientific data shows that when they amplified the mRNA of the delta variant from the nasal passages from people who were infected and compared the viral load in those vaccinated with those unvaccinated, it was very similar. What this means is that, although vaccinated individuals are much less likely to get sick from COVID, they are just as likely and able to spread it to others. The virus sits in the nasal passages and that is why the guidelines direct us to wear masks to cover the nose and mouth.

  • Based on these recommendations and findings, we are asking that all parishioners @ HTC (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) wear masks (to cover both nose and mouth) indoors during ALL services.

Divine Liturgies

  • We will no longer require registration for any of our Divine Liturgies, including the weekend ones.

Distribution of the Holy Mysteries

  • To minimize any accidents, we are encouraging everyone to take Holy Communion the "pre-covid" way.

  • Especially, in receiving the Precious Blood, kindly sip from the Mysteer, as if you are sipping "soup" from a spoon.

Sunday School

  • We will continue to offer Sunday School IN PERSON FOR ALL CLASSES on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy, as we were doing "pre-Covid."

Hymns Classes

  • Moving forward, are looking to be very intentional with our hymns classes. God willing we will continue to offer classes after Vespers Raising of Incense on Saturday evenings. Hymns will be from 6:30pm - 7pm

  • In order to encourage more families to attend consistently, and based on your feedback, the new time for Vespers on Saturday Night will be 6pm - 6:30pm.

Building Update

Thank God, during first week of the Holy 50 days 2021, the construction documents for the first phase of our the Nehemiah Building Project were completed and sumbitted to the City of Chino Hills! If God wills, we hope to have construction permit in our hands by the end of 2021.

For more information, please visit our Building Project page of this website.

"We made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'" (2 Peter 1:16-17)

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