Thursday, February 10, 2022


Since our founding in 1961, the Holy Transfiguration Monastery has had it as our mission to bring into English all the liturgical books needed to chant the full cycle of services of the Orthodox Church. Beginning with the Psalter in 1974, we have printed the Pentecostarion, the Great Horologion, the complete Menaion, Holy Week, the bilingual Holy Week and Pascha, and the Octoëchos.

Today, on February 10, we received from the printers the first shipment of the Triodion, which was the first of the liturgical books to be translated by us, and the last to be revised and published.


This edition of the Triodion is meant to be used with our edition of Holy Week.


The Triodion contains all the complete services from the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee through Matins and the Sixth Hour of Friday before Palm Sunday; Holy Week contains the services from Lazarus Saturday through Holy Saturday. Together, these two books provide everything in the modern Greek editions of the Triodion.


Printed in red and black throughout, and bound in a durable library binding, in the same size and format as the twelve volumes of our Menaion, the Pentecostarion, the Octoëchos, and Holy Week.


Visit the monastery webpage to place an order, or to download PDFs of the first page of the Introduction, explaining the division into two books, the Triodion and Holy Week, and the Table of Contents of the Triodion.

2022 Wall Calendar & Scripture Reading Booklet


Monday, June 21, 2021

“O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house and the place where Thy glory dwelleth” Ps. 25:8

An Eulogy pronounced by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston at the funeral of Metropolitan Andrew of Toronto

For photos and videos of the funeral of Metropolitan Andrew, please visit our Telegram channel:

Sunday, April 4, 2021


On Sunday of the Prodigal Son, February 15/28, 2021 at Saint Mark of Ephesus Cathedral in Boston, His Eminence Spyridon was consecrated as the Bishop of Saint Petersburg.

May our Saviour grant many years to the new hierarch in his service of shepherding the flock entrusted to him. Amen.

Friday, January 15, 2021


Beloved Clergy and the Faithful of our Church,

As you may remember, last year the Holy Synod elected Archimandrite Spyridon as the Bishop for the flock in Russia. His hierarchical consecration was planned to take place in October, during the Annual Clergy SynaxisHowever, because of the pandemic and the lockdowns, we had to cancel the Synaxis and postpone the consecration.

Now, I would like to inform you that with God’s help, Bishop-Elect Spyridon will be traveling to Boston next month. The Holy Synod, therefore, decided to use this opportunity to go ahead with the planned consecration.

God willing, the consecration of His Grace Spyridon, Bishop-Elect of Saint Petersburg, will take place at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Boston, on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, February 15/28, 2021.

I ask for your prayers for the Bishop-Elect Spyridon, and especially for his safe travel from Russia to the United States.

In Christ our Saviour,

+ Gregory, Metropolitan of Boston

January 1/14, 2021
Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord
Saint Basil the Great

Monday, October 12, 2020

Baptisms in Brazil

On Saturday, September 20/October 3, 2020, in the Mission of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple, Luziania, Brazil, seven catechumens that had been catechized by Father Joaquim Sena, were baptized by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston.

Thanks be to our Saviour Who allowed that even in these difficult times, faithful should be added to His flock and that our missions should receive pastoral care.

Please keep our Father Joaquim, his parish and especially our newly illumined brothers and sisters in Brazil in your prayers.

Glory be to God for all things. Amen.

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Beloved Faithful,

Christ is Risen!

In blessed memory of the newly-reposed Metropolitan Ephraim of Boston, we offer his first Paschal Encyclical, issued thirty years ago, as this year’s encyclical. 

+ Gregory, Metropolitan of Boston

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Letter of Elder Panteleimon about Metropolitan Ephraim of Boston


Father Panteleimon wrote this letter in 2012,
but asked it to be opened and read after Metropolitan Ephraim's repose

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Eulogy of our beloved Father and Hierarch Ephraim, Metropolitan of Boston, 1939-2019
Delivered at his funeral by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston January 13/26, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Metropolitan Ephraim, ​1939-2019

Today our beloved Metropolitan Ephraim peacefully reposed in the Lord. The funeral and burial will take place at Holy Transfiguration Monastery on Saturday, January 13/26, following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, which begins at 7:00AM. Eternal be the memory of our beloved Father and Shepherd! Amen.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Clergy Synaxis, 2018

Yet another successful and edifying Annual Clergy Synaxis of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America was held in Boston on October 5-7, 2018.

Six hierarchs and over twenty clergy from North and South America, as well as from our affiliated communities in East Africa and Georgia were present to hear the talks and participate in discussions on theological and pastoral topics.

The concelebration on Sunday, October 7, at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Boston carried a most festive spirit at which the Lord's Prayer was recited in nine different languages, reflecting the Church's calling to be local and universal at the same time.

Friday, March 16, 2018

From the Holy Synod

Concerning the Spread of the 
Ecclesiological Errors of Metropolitan Cyprian

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ordination in Boston

On Sunday, January 1/14, 2018, the Feasts of the Circumcision of our Saviour and of Saint Basil the Great, Hiorodeacon John (Zatonski) of Saint Tatiana's Orthodox Church in New York, was ordained to the priesthood by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral.
Father John has faithfully served the parish in New York as a Deacon for many years. Let us pray that our Saviour may strengthen him to continue his service to the parish, now in the capacity of a Presbyter. Amen.

Sunday, December 24, 2017


With the First Hierarch of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America (HOCNA),
Metropolitan Gregory of Boston

November 20, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Audio Sermons

The Audio Recordings of the Sermons of
Metropolitan Gregory of Boston
can now be followed here:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Understanding Our Autocephaly

On September 19 / October 2, 2016, the Holy Synod of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America issued its historic Synodal Affirmation of Autocephaly. This document was the fruit of years of reflection about the nature, mission, and mandate of our Church. Anyone wishing to understand the reasoning that went into the affirmation of our autocephaly, and to study the canonical, historical, and ecclesiological principles that provided the basis for this affirmation, should read two talks given by Hierodeacon Samuel of Holy Transfiguration Monastery. The first, “The Catholicity of the Local Church,” was delivered at the 2015 Clergy Synaxis. The second, “Why Autocephaly?” was given at the 2016 Synaxis. The two talks are related, as the ecclesiological principles put forward in the first develop naturally into those expressed in the second.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"He Gave Himself as a Ransom to Death"

A talk given by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston,
On the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross,

Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Toronto, March 6/21, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Archimandrite Panteleimon, 1935-2016

"I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living"
Ps. 26:15

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Bishop for the Church in Africa

Beloved Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the
Holy Orthodox Church in North America:
According to the holy canons, in every land in which the Faith of Christ has been planted a Local Orthodox Church should blossom, one that would belong fully to the people of that land. A Local Church, moreover, can come into existence only when it has its own local Bishop; for, to paraphrase the words of Saint Ignatius the God-bearer, where the Bishop is, there is the Church. This is the proper and canonical form of ecclesial administration.   
For almost twenty years now, our Church in North America has maintained pastoral oversight of communities of Orthodox Christians dwelling in several countries of East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania – that had asked to be received under the care of our Holy Synod. Our hierarchs have done their utmost to shepherd the African flock, experiencing both blessings and temptations along the way. From the very beginning, our Synod has hoped to find a candidate worthy of the episcopacy, so that a local Bishop would be consecrated for the East African flock.
It seems that God has heard our prayers. After much prayer, thought, and detailed examination, the Holy Synod has reached the unanimous decision that Priestmonk Paul (Gathuru), who has faithfully served as Head of our Church's Mission in Kenya for thirteen years, should be consecrated as Bishop of Nairobi, and that he assume the pastoral care of the Church in East Africa. We believe that this should open a new chapter in the history of Orthodoxy in Africa, with a local Bishop shepherding a local flock, and that proper ecclesiastical order will be established in that part of the world.
The Consecration of Bishop-Elect Paul of Nairobi will take place on the last day of our Annual Clergy Synaxis, Sunday, October 2, 2016 (NS), at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Boston.
We rejoice together with our brothers and sisters in Africa, and pray that our Saviour strengthen the Bishop-Elect Paul, that he may continue to serve the Holy Church selflessly, faithfully and diligently. Amen.
Your fervent supplicant unto God,
+ Gregory, Metropolitan of Boston President of the Holy Synod

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Paschal Encyclical 2016

Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη! Христос Воскресе! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Axios! Axios! Axios!

Consecration of Bishop Chrysostomos of Lanham Saint Mark of Ephesus Cathedral of Boston
18/31 January, 2016