Holy Transfiguration
Orthodox Church

3491 Pleasant Grove Church Rd
Morrisville, NC 27560
(Raleigh - Durham)

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The Rev. Fr. Edward Rommen,

919 600-0584 cell
910 892-3448 home

The Transfiguration of Our Lord
His face shone like the sun, and His garments became white as snow. A bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him." When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces with awe. But Jesus came and touched them saying, "rise, and have no fear." (Matthew 17)

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Beheading of St John the Baptist

On August 29th, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner of Christ. Because he baptized Christ, he is the patron saint of godparents. He is also known for the holiness of his life, for the strictness of asceticism and strong desire to do justice and reach the Kingdom of God. The people of the Church named him the angel in human body and he is sometimes depicted with wings. St John is the cousin of Christ through his mother St Elizabeth.

He lived in prayer in a desert cave from childhood, fasting and meditating on the commandments of God. He ate wild honey and locusts and never had an alcoholic drink. He was beheaded by Herod in the first century to satisfy the request of Herod's stepdaughter and wife.

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