Tag Archives: Transfiguration

Wherein Fr. Z blissfully causes work for a harried parish priest. Another seasonal blessing: for Assumption.

I noted on the distinguished blog of the mighty Dean of Bexley, the Parish Priest of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan that my post about blessing grapes on the Feast of the Transfiguration stuck pay dirt.
H.H. whinges:
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Transfiguration: “The spring goes down to suffer thirst; and you refuse to suffer?”

This is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.
The word transfiguratio is interesting in itself. In classical, post-Augustan Latin Pliny used this for “a change of shape”. However, that is not what happened with Christ on the mountain, probably … Continue reading

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God holds for you nothing less than Himself

Augustine of Hippo in s. 78.6, a sermon on the Transfiguration of the Lord.
Augustine’s message applies to all Christians in their vocation, but it applies most poignantly to Holy Church’s pastors.
My emphases.
And in this glory [of the Lord transfigured] is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Transfiguration: in the Son our own “sonship” more fully revealed

Today is the titular feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome.  [Well... at least it was the titular feast.  A commentator below informs us that in 1966 it was switched to the Ascension.  Odd.]
“But Father! … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

Today is the titular feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome.
"But Father! But Father", I can hear you objecting. "Don’t you know that that basilica is called ‘St. John‘? How can the … Continue reading

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Transfiguration: Feast for the Lateran Basilica

Did you know that today is the titular feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome?
"But Father! But Father", I can hear you objecting. "Don’t you know that that basilica is called ‘St. John‘? … Continue reading

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