Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Feast Day 6 August.
Double of The Second-Class.
"This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased: Hear ye Him."
Illustration: UNA VOCE OF ORANGE COUNTY
Artist: René de Cramer.
Used with Permission.
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).
Commemoration: (In Low Masses). Of The Holy Martyrs, Pope Saint Sixtus II, Felicissimus, and Agapitus.