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The Feast of the Transfiguration

Can you imagine seeing someone you know well suddenly begin to glow like a fluorescent light bulb? Jesus once provided this experience to Peter, James, and John, the inner circle within his twelve apostles. 686 more words

Jesus Christ

W Sant'Agata!

Normally, I’m not a big fan of fireworks, but tonight’s show in celebration of the Feast of Sant’Agata in Catania was out-of-this-world! It was truly spectacular! 33 more words

Observations About Culture

From Lupercalia to Valentine's Day, cont'd

Presentation of Christ in the Temple, from the Sherbrooke Missal c. 1310 – c. 1320
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Today is Candlemas, now better known as “grounhog day” or “pancake day.” When I was a child, Candlemas,  915 more words


From Lupercalia to Valentine's Day

This post was published in 2013.  My new post on Candlemas is a continuation of this older article.

The above image shows Romulus and Remus, born to  941 more words


The Presentation of the Lord

Forty days ago we celebrated the joyful feast of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Today we recall the holy day on which he was presented in the temple, fulfilling the Law of Moses and at the same time going to meet his faithful people.  361 more words


Presentation in the Temple

We might call the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the temple a Christmas feast, though we put our Christmas decorations away awhile ago. 413 more words


The Story in Paintings: A Feast of Veronese

Paolo Veronese (1528–1588) was and remains well known for his often huge paintings of feasts featured in the stories of the Christian gospels, about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. 1,763 more words