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Parish Feast Day

On August 6, our parish will celebrate it’s feast day, the commemoration of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  Wednesday night, August 5, we will celebrate Great Vespers at 6:30pm, and Divine Liturgy will begin on Thursday morning around 10:00am, immediately following the Third Hour and Sixth Hour prayers.

Iowa State University Move in event!

University Housing at ISU has scheduled their new student move-in days for Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, for new residents.

Holy Transfiguration will have the Church open, and members of the parish along with the priest will be available to meet you, help with orientation to Ames, and even offer a snack.  Times will be Tuesday and Wednesday, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.  We would love for all new students (and their parents) to stop by our parish and give us the blessing of meeting you and welcoming you to Ames, and to Holy Transfiguration.


Our Location – 621 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010 (7th Street and Kellogg Avenue) in Downtown Ames. We are one block north of the main Post Office.


We are new to Ames, but in no way new! Orthodox Christianity has been around since the Church was brought into being on Pentecost. Our Church was founded on the principles of conciliarity, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit – as found in Acts 15.

So what is the message of Orthodox Christianity?

That God loves you, and more than anything, desires your fellowship and communion.
That we have discovered the path to union with God – achievable not just by saints, but by every Christian desiring to know God.
That we will share that path with anyone and everyone who desires to know about it.

The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish.
It is catholic, but not Roman.
It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.

Contact us, or feel free to join us in prayer anytime we gather.

frmartyPriest: Fr. Marty Watt

Phone: (515) 337 1192
Mailing address ONLY: 1411 Wilson Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010