Parish Highlight: Transfiguration of Christ Corona, NY

A scene from the celebration of March 25, 1926 at the entrance of the new community church of The Transfiguration of Christ in Corona, NY. (Photo Courtesy of Transfiguration of Christ Corona, NY)

A small group of Greek pioneers living in Corona, Queens met for the first time in March 1926 with their primary concern being the establishment of a Greek Orthodox community in Corona to meet the spiritual needs of the Greeks in the area. Their decisiveness manifested itself one week later, on Palm Sunday, when they held their first Divine Liturgy in the church converted from what was formerly a store on Roosevelt Avenue and 94th St. In September 1926, the purchase of a house located between 38th Ave. and 99th St. was decided, which was consequently converted into a church and remained in use until the opening of the new church in April, 1957.

With the vision and guidance of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Church recently announced the launch of its new Spanish-speaking ministry whose goal is to provide outreach out to the local Hispanic community. Fr. Pedro Gomez, assigned as an assistant priest at the parish, will lead the program alongside presiding priest Fr. Chrysostom Panos. The ministry's goal is to provide catechism and liturgical services in the Spanish language to the local Latino community.

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