Archive for August, 2016

On this festival day, the Feast of the Transfiguration, it is a good time to lay aside the bitter political contest we find our nation locked in, and reach for the fundamental truth of this incredible moment. Today, we are called beyond the notion that the truth revealed in the Transfiguration is a mere toy for theologians or so profound that only for mystics can encounter it. We are challenged to consider whether we are experiencing transformation in our own daily lives. Each of is invited to journey up the mountain through prayer and encounter with Christ.  On the Mount of the Transfiguration (Tabor), Christ Jesus revealed before mortal eyes the Transcendent Truth of who He is, and who Ss. Peter, James and John-and each one of us- will become in Him. Just as they were invited to embrace the path that He had prepared. So are we, in this very moment.

O GOD, who on the mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thine only-begotten Son wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistering; Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may be permitted to behold the King in his beauty, who with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.transfiguration

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