Commemorating the Transfiguration

The Divine Liturgy is at 9am today.

Why do we commemorate the experience of the Lord’s Transfiguration? Can you locate what is revealed in sacred Scripture?

Let’s start with the Transfiguration in Scripture –You can find the narrative in the synoptic Gospels Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36.

“Today we celebrate the overwhelming beauty of human nature, restored in Christ as a prelude to the Resurrection.

The gospel event served to strengthen the apostles’ faith before his passion and death. In the ancient Church, this lesson was read during Lent. Some time before the sixth century, a church was dedicated to the Transfiguration on Mt Tabor, and the feast acquired the calendar date we now observe.