Contact Us

The monastery closes at 2pm on Sundays and is closed all day on Mondays (unless there is a Major Feast Day - see the calendar).
Postal Mail:
The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration
321 Monastery Lane
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Phone: (724) 758-4002
Guest Requests:

Driving Directions

From Interstate 79 North or South:
  • Exit at #96, Portersville.
  • Turn left onto 488 West.
  • At the stop sign turn right.
  • Then make the first left. (This keeps you on 488 West)
  • On Route 488, after crossing a concrete bridge (about 8 miles from Portersville), you will see the monastery sign and driveway on your right.
From PA Turnpike (I-76):
  • Take exit #13.
  • Go north on Rt. 18 one mile to a traffic light.
  • Turn right onto Rt. 351 East.
  • Follow this road through the town of Koppel, across a long bridge, and into Ellwood City.
  • At the last traffic light, corner of Lawrence Avenue and 5th Street, turn left.
  • Turn right at McDonald’s onto Fountain Ave (Route 488 East).
  • Follow 488 East about 3 miles, across two bridges.
  • Entrance to our monastery is on the left, ¼mile after 2nd bridge.