"After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Matthew 17:1-3
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Today we give thanks to God that in Jesus Christ the Word became flesh and pitched his tent among us. Today we give thanks that in the sacrament of bread and wine God pitches his tent in our hearts. -Br. Geoffrey Tristram
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” ~ Mark 9:2-7
Icon of the Transfiguration (detail) Theophanes the Greek, 15th cent.
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is August 6. The account of Jesus’ transfiguration is found in Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; and Luke 9:28-36 ~ Icon of the Transfiguration of Jesus. “Today doth the whole of human nature glitter in the divine Transfiguration, in a divine manner, shouting with joy, Christ is transfigured, Savior of all.” (Divine Prayers and Services, 569)