St Matthew Orthodox Church
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sister Bay
Holy Transfiguration Chapel, Sister Bay, Door County Wisconsin, can serve you as your “home away from home.”

Holy Transfiguration Chapel is permanently open to visitors, day and night. Many visitors and locals have found the Chapel to be a special place “apart,” dropping in to pray, light a candle, attend a service, or just to be quiet before God. Additionally, the visitor finds an extensive lending library. There is plenty of public parking on the side of the street, and within the downtown Sister Bay area which is just a block or two away.

Holy Transfiguration Chapel is a functioning part of St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was built by Reader George (“Pat”) Mangan, A.I.A, of blessed memory (+2023), a long-time resident of Sister Bay, who designed and built the Chapel on his property as an outpost of Orthodox Christianity in Door County.  It is located in the woods at 10764 N. Bayshore Drive in Sister Bay. Cathy Mangan can be contacted at (920) 854-4215 for more information about stopping by the chapel. 

Divine Liturgy is held about once every three months on a Saturday. For information about the occasionally scheduled services, please view the schedule on our main page, or please contact the parish priest of St. Matthew Orthodox Church, Priest John Thetford at his email address.

Some of you are visiting from countries where Orthodox Christianity has been for centuries— where Orthodox churches are numerous and where Orthodox believers are many.   While there are 250 million orthodox Christians worldwide, here you will find that the wonderful heritage we share with them is yet to be fully discovered.  You can be a good witness to the fullness of your unchanging apostolic faith by simply living it here as you do in your home country. Hold fast to what you have been taught.  Please invite others to “come and see” the Way you follow Christ.  You are also encouraged to seek out and fellowship with others who use the Chapel for their private and personal prayers, and to participate in the services when they are scheduled.

Many of the icons are donations to the Chapel by those who came before you.  You are also welcome to help with maintenance as you see needed to keep the Chapel area presentable.

Holy Orthodoxy was planted in America by missionaries only a little over 200 years ago. Our Chapel is a part of St. Matthew Orthodox Church, a parish of the Diocese of the Midwest, which is a Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America. We welcome you to visit and experience "the faith once for all entrusted to the saints!"

Sister Bay
10764 N Bay Shore Dr,; Sister Bay, WI 54234
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Saint Matthew Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the Midwest, a regional subunit of the Orthodox Church in America. 

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