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All the Lamps

We only light all the lamps in the church on special feast days. The multi-coloured points of light create a beautiful glow.

Fifteen steps lead down to the Church of the Transfiguration. As you pass through the narthex, you can see nothing for a few moments but the blaze of the gold and crystal chandeliers which hang the length of the building. The church is loaded with the accumulated piety of centuries. Although the great caravans, which for so many years found their way to this lonely place, have vanished like a mirage, a token of the faith and the love they brought with them remains in the gilded gifts and the glowing ikons which shine everywhere in the dim half-light.

H V Morton, Through Lands of the Bible (1938)

4 comments to All the Lamps

  • DK Pope

    Thank you Father Justin.

  • Maria

    This really is a very beautiful glow!

  • JJC

    Father Justin, this photograph must be included among your best work.
    All the elements are mixed in proper proportion to create a deeply spiritual canvas to meditate upon. Yes Father, a deeply spiritual solemnity and tranquility are broadcast through this remarkable image out into homes around the world, even here in Chicago!
    I sincerely hope that you, all your brothers there, and all those reading this have a wonderful Christmas and healthy and meaningful 2020.

    Be well.

  • Richard Saloom

    A truly amazing scene. Thank you Father Justin.

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