August 6, The Transfiguration of Christ, was extended to the Universal Church by Pope Calixtus III to celebrate legendary Hungarian general János Hunyadi’s victory over the Turks at Belgrade in 1456. This feast has great significance for Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic churches.
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August 6th happened to be the day news of the victory reached Rome.
St. John Capistrano, pray for our dear brethren in the Middle East persecuted by Islam today.