The Church of the Transfiguration
Braddock Heights, MD
Rooted in Christ
Bound in Love
Called to Ministry
The first and most important thing you should know about The Church of the Transfiguration is its age. Or should I say its youth? COTT (as we call it for short) is one of the youngest parishes in the old and established Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. COTT was founded in 1963 by members from area churches seeking both a congregation closer to where they lived and one containing a more contemporary “feel,” our church continues to nurture that founding spirit of openness, intimacy, and inclusion. Now worshiping in a building completed in 2004 (having kept our former church as a parish hall, a place for hospitality and outreach) each Sunday we look out through tall, clear, unadorned windows at the beauty of God’s creation and the gathered homes of our community--as we look inward in prayer to a sanctuary of light and space, a room whose character speaks of hopefulness, spiritual peace, and the joy in believing.
So our worship reflects our lives as a family of faith. Our inviting “new” church is but a physical expression of the youthful purpose and passion that we bring to the work of the Church of God, our calling to be Christ in the world around us. At the end of each service (on Sundays and at other times), we are encouraged to take the gifts we have received into the community we can see from our windows--and beyond, to the people we meet, both friend and stranger alike. The praise we offer and the fellowship we share thus become the life we live at all times, in the sanctuary of our hearts, in the abiding love of outstretched arms.