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Transfiguration Sunday: “We Have the Prophetic Word Made More Sure”

This Sunday we observe the Feast of the Transfiguration rather than the “green” Sunday after Pentecost, being the 10th. This Feast of the Transfiguration has a complicated history. First, in Rome there were celebrated on 6 August the feast of the martyrs Pope Sixtus II and six of his deacons, slain that day in the…

9th Sunday after Pentecost: “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to…”.

For the 9th Sunday after Pentecost, we hear in the Vetus Ordo a reading from 1 Corinthians. Paul is correcting the behavior of the Corinthians using, in this chapter, examples from the history of Israel, moments when God sent punishments to correct the people who had gone astray and who displeased Him. For example, there…

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