Sunday, 7 February 2016

All Greek to Me

Just a quick footnote to Broderyk's sermon this morning.

Yes, "metamorphosis" is the Greek word corresponding to "transfiguration".

No, St Luke was not saying that Jesus had turned from a caterpillar into a butterfly. This is a terrible misunderstanding on many counts.

I hope that's clear. And that we never, ever have to hear that chorus again. If I were a fuzzy-wuzzy bear, my theological reasoning skills would be equally as fuzzy, if not wuzzy.  But neither as fuzzy, nor as wuzzy, as Broderyk's.


  1. Happy memories of the church floor giving way when we got to, 'if I were a kangaroo.'

  2. A Pedant writes:
    Meta-morph-osis (Gk) = trans-form-ation (Lat) = shape-changing (Eng).

    But I don't think shape-changing sounds swfully liturgical. More like David Icke than Cranmer.


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