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The Transfiguration of Jesus (August 6)

The Divinity of Christ was made manifest to Sts Peter, James and John when Jesus appeared before them on Mount Tabor and His face and clothing shone radiantly. His appearance before the apostles was a confirmation to them of His relation to the Church and His role as the Son of God. A Feast in honor of the Transfiguration has been celebrated in the Christian churches of the East since the fifth century. In the Middle Ages, as interest grew in the Holy Land and the various sites connected with the life of Jesus, was established in the Western Roman Empire.

 

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