During its 2,000-year-old history, Christianity has evolved from a locally worshiped cult in the Middle East to a global religion with enormous ramifications. During this period, the sacred teachings have sparked several misunderstandings between its followers. These conflicts later led to the separation of the first Church into many cults that followed different interpretations of God’s Word.
One of the organizations that stayed faithful to the Catholic Church is the Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, a parish located in Chicago, Illinois. Here are just a few interesting facts about this church and its community of followers:
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Church was established in 1911 when the Bowmanville area on the far north side of Chicago welcomed a large group of Polish immigrants. This event troubled the local community mainly because the language barrier prevented any reliable communication. In time, they realized that the only way to speak was to reference God and the religion that united them.
The local church in Bowmanville was too small to allow access for all its believers. Furthermore, the local priest could not preach in Polish, since he did not know the language. Fortunately, through an order of the Archbishop of Chicago, the Transfiguration of Our Lord Church was established and a Polish priest was assigned to it.
The purpose of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Church is to guide Christians on the path to enlightenment and to preach the word of God to whoever is willing to listen. The church also provides educational courses through the school located on its premises.
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Church also makes its presence known in the local community by initiating and supporting charity events. The priest also encourages the people to help the poor and the needy rather than living their life in sin.