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What do Dracula and Fr. John Corapi have in common? Nothing, except appearing together in this newsletter. If you’ve been following my series on Detraction, Calumny, and Father Corapi, make sure to scroll down below the posts on the Transfiguration (and Dracula, too!) to read the final installment.
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Transfiguration-Window-Saint-Mary-Oratory-Rockford-Illinois-WW.jpgTomorrow is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, an important celebration of an event that revealed Christ’s divinity. The stained-glass window to the left is found over the high altar at St. Mary’s Oratory in Rockford, Illinois. (You can find a larger version of the window in Featured Articles, below.)
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Dracula and the Feast of the Transfiguration
Transfiguration.jpgDespite the importance of this feast, which began in the fourth or fifth century in the Christian East, the Transfiguration didn’t enter the Christian calendar until the 15thcentury. And when it did, Dracula was in part responsible. No, not the vampire, but his real-life inspiration. (You can find a different, simpler version of this Russian icon of the Transfiguration in Featured Articles.)
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Is Transfiguration a Holy Day of Obligation?
Transfiguration_Fra_Angelico.pngNormally, feasts of our Lord, like feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, areHoly Days of Obligation. But what about the Transfiguration? Find out here! (A link to a larger version of this fresco of the Transfiguration by Fra Angelico can be found in Featured Articles.)
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