Inspired by our enduring faith in the love of Jesus Christ, and rooted in daily prayer and worship, we improve the lives of youth and adults in our community by nourishing bodies, minds, and souls through our various ministries.

About Us

The Community of the Transfiguration is a religious order in the Episcopal tradition, founded in 1898 in Cincinnati, Ohio by Mothers Eva Mary Matthews and Beatrice Martha Henderson.

The Sisters of the Transfiguration are women, lay and ordained, living together under religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in our convent in Glendale, north of Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as a branch house in northern Ohio. We have come from many parts of the country and have varied backgrounds, but all are dedicated to a common life sharing the love of Christ according to our various gifts.

Our primary and most essential ministries are prayer and worship, both of which strengthen us to serve wherever we are called.

The Divine Office and the Daily celebration of the Holy Eucharist are the heartbeat of a Religious Community. We come together throughout the day to offer Psalms, prayers and hymns in praise to God and in intercession for the needs of individuals and the world. The Daily Office links us together in Christ with those for whom we pray and with all of God's people across space and time. As Episcopalians and as part of the Anglican Communion, we are heirs of a rich and varied liturgy. Our Offices are based on those in the Book of Common Prayer. 

Our current work in the world includes Bethany School, the Transfiguration Spirituality Center, St. Monica’s Recreation Center, Food for the Soul, Tabor House in Butler, OH and Transfiguration North Carolina.

Society of the Transfiguration 125th Anniversary

Worship Schedule

Community Worship Times

Most worship is in the Oratory, in the Convent building. On some Sundays and major feast days the Eucharist may be held in the Chapel of the Transfiguration. We welcome guests to join us for worship.


  • Lauds 7:30 AM
  • Morning Prayer 8:00 AM
  • Noon – Ringing of the Angelus
  • Noon Office 12:00 PM
  • Eucharist 12:10 PM 
  • Evening Prayer 5:00 PM
  • Compline 7:00 PM


  • Lauds 7:30 AM
  • Eucharist 8:00 AM
  • Noon Office 12:30 PM
  • Evening Prayer 5:00 PM
  • Compline 7:00 PM

Our Ministries

Bethany School K-8 Academics

Our K-8 school is the only Episcopal school in Ohio, serving approximately 200 students. Where curious learners thrive!

St. Monica's Recreation Center

St. Monica's provides safety, enjoyment and supervision for neighborhood children of Lincoln Heights after school and during the summer.

Transfiguration Spirituality Center

Our retreat center is available for individual and group reservation. We also offer community events!

Food for the Soul

We rescue food that would otherwise be thrown away, prepare it, and deliver it to local nonprofits for free, providing about 4,000 meals monthly to those in need. We also offer monthly self-select food pantries, as well as nutritional cooking classes.