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06 September

6 September St Michael is said to have created healing springs from the rock at Colossae (Chonae, the present Khonas, Turkey, on the Lycus River – the springs are still enjoyed at Collosae). The pagans caused a stream to flow against the sanctuary of St Michael to destroy it, but the archangel split the rock by lightning to give a new bed to the stream, thus sanctifying in perpetuity the waters that came from the gorge. (It might be that in ancient times the natural roof over the river was intact and that it has eroded away or been shaken down by earthquakes.) The Greeks claim that this apparition took place about the middle of the first century and celebrate a feast in commemoration of it on September 6. http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/michaelmas.html Christian Feast of St Zachariah RC, Ang Feast of Transfiguration RC Magnus, apostle of Allg„u http://www.electricscotland.com/history/today/0906.htm
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