Friday, November 09, 2007

Feat Day of St. John Lateran

Today is the Feast Day of the Lateran Basilica of St. John in Rome.

True enough, Protestants don't officially celebrate Catholic feast days. But that's no reason not to take advantage of them to explore some history, and the many-centuries history of the Lateran is fascinating. Probably all (if anything) that most of us know about it has to do with the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215, when the doctrine of transubstantian was affirmed.
Here's some more.


Lisa :-] said...

Ummm....the subject matter of your post today is a bit outside my field ;)

But I wanted to say I love your new pic of the lovely daughter...

Presbyterian Gal said...

I so admire your thirst for history and knowledge.

( I so greedily soak it in and thank you for sharing)

Kathryn said...

I love reading the history of churches so thank you for that little detour.

The most interesting I've seen is the Mosque in Cordoba which is huge. Inside it is a full size cathedral which you have to seek out because it is not obvious.