kids encyclopedia robot

Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount
Location 325 Mead Mountain Road, Woodstock, New York
Built 1891
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference No. 05001385
Added to NRHP December 9, 2005

The Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ on the Mount is a modest, single-room, hand-built wooden church near the summit of Meads Mountain in Woodstock, New York, originally constructed c. 1891 by William Mead and his wife, Anna Della Mead. Services in the Sarum Rite of the Western Orthodox (Catholic) tradition are held each Sunday morning. It is purported to be the repository of a Marian weeping Icon. In the 1960s, Father Francis, the much-beloved "hippie priest", here welcomed hippies who had congregated in town during those years that culminated in the famous art and music festival. Fr. Francis began the practice of this lesser known branch of Catholicism, which acknowledges the Pope as an earthly spiritual leader but, unlike classical Roman Catholicism, does not consider the Pope to be supreme or infallible. The Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, due in meaningful part to the devoted efforts of Father Deacon John Nelson, an understudy of Fr. Francis and peer of contemporary spiritual leaders who reverently maintained the Church until his death on August 1, 2017. Fr. John's remains were committed to the earth alongside the structure following a traditional requiem mass.

kids search engine
Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.