Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Transfiguration Of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Feast Day 6 August.


Text and Illustrations (unless otherwise stated) are taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
which is available from ST. BONAVENTURE PRESS

Double of the Second-Class.


White Vestments.


This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased: Hear ye Him.



The Feast of The Transfiguration of Jesus had long been Solemnised on 6 August, in different Churches of the East and the West. To commemorate the victory which arrested, near Belgrade, in 1456, the invading tide of Islam, and which was announced at Rome on 6 August, Pope Callistus III extended the Feast to the whole Church.

It is the Feast of many Churches under the Title of Saint Saviour. This is why Pope Saint Pius X raised it to the Rank of Double of the Second-Class, for it is the old Title of the Cathedral of Rome, Saint John Lateran, formerly called the Basilica of Saint Saviour (Feast Day 9 November).


In Low Masses: Commemoration of The Holy Martyrs, Pope Saint Sixtus II, Felicissimus
                             and Agapitus.


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