On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware speaks on the Transfiguration during the course of a weeklong pilgrimage to Mull and Iona that was organized by Friends of Orthodoxy on Iona.
His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia: First of all, I want to show you a picture. This is from the apse of the church of Sant’Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna. What you see in the center of the apse is a great cross, and it’s only when you look more closely at the picture that you realize that this is in fact a depiction of the Transfiguration. Usually we are accustomed to a picture of the Transfiguration showing a full-length…