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Transfiguration, Feast of the
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The Roman Catholic Church, the churches of the Byzantine Rite, and the Anglican Communion celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2–9 par.) on Aug 6. It originated in the East in the 5th or 6th century. Observed in the Frankish liturgy since the 10th century, it was introduced generally into the Catholic Church by Pope Callistus III in 1457. In the Byzantine Rite, it is one of the Twelve Great Feasts. In the 1970 Roman Missal, it is classified as a festum; the Gloria is sung at mass and the Te Deum is assigned to the Office of Readings. In the Latin …

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Kunzler, Michael, “Transfiguration, Feast of the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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