Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-MountEdit profile
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. 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. Franics 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.