So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. DN 7:9-10, 13-14. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. Transfiguration 2020: Thursday, August 6, 2020; Transfiguration 2021: Friday, August 6, 2021; Transfiguration 2022: Saturday, August 6, 2022; Transfiguration 2023: Sunday, August 6, 2023; Transfiguration 2024: Tuesday, August 6, 2024; Transfiguration 2025: Wednesday, August 6, 2025; Transfiguration 2026: Thursday, August 6, 2026 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. Transfiguration is a slow process for all of us. In the Russian Orthodox church, honey, pears, apples, plums and other fruits are brought to the church for blessing. We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. (R./), For you indeed are the Lord, Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” – not knowing what he said. As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne, his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire. AUGUST 06, 2020 : FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Feast of the Transfiguration by Kyleshka updated on July 8, 2020 On August 6 th we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, which is when Jesus revealed his glory to three of the disciples (Peter, James, and John) on top of Mount Tabor. A lot of praying went into the composition of that sentence – I can tell you that. Sixtus II & Felicissimus & AgapitusThe Martyrs Archdeacon Laurence, Pope Sixtus, Deacons Felicissimus and Agapitus, the Soldier Romanus were citizens of Rome, and suffered in the year 258 under the emperor Valerian (253-259). August 06, 2020. A thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him. The second place is the Garden of Gethsemane. Traditionally, Moses and Elijah are seen as representing the Law and the Prophets, an interpretation which we find in the preface of today’s, Mass. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. The three he chose were Peter, James and John. This time Jesus didn’t know what he was going to do! Their presence must be, in some way, an exaltation of Jesus, an exaltation that reached its zenith and startled them completely when the voice came down from heaven. View some paintings of the Transfiguration, Learn more about Sts. Many are finding the isolation difficult. August 9, 2020. Listen to him.” Gregory Palamas says: “The Father by his voice bore witness to his Beloved Son; the Holy Spirit, shining with him in the bright cloud, indicated that the Son possesses with the Father the light, which is one, like all that belongs to their richness.” Just as at the Baptism of Jesus, so also at the Transfiguration, the heavens are opened and we receive a glimpse of the inner life of the Trinity. Both comments and pings are currently closed. (Readings on USCCB website). August 06, 2020 The Transfiguration was another "first fruits" harvest feast, particularly of grapes and wheat. Old Calendar: Transfiguration of Our Lord; St. Sixtus II, pope & Felicissimus & Agapitus, martyrs. The three apostles who would see Jesus prostrate in agony in Gethsemane were given this glimpse of who he really is, to strengthen them for what lay ahead, and also to help them to understand what is revealed in the Passion. The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is observed by various Christian denominations. 1. But Moses and Elijah were also people who had encounters with the Divinity. before the Lord of all the earth. It was the awesome encounter with the unfamiliar. These were times when a pope occupying the Roman throne, was known to choose death for the faith. “Stay awake and pray not to be put to the test” (Mk 14:3 8). Family and Friends of Jesus Scrapbook Album, Religion in the Home for Preschool: August, Roman Ritual: Blessing of a Granary or the Harvest, Prayer for the Feast of St. Sixtus and Companions, Our Bodies Will Share in the Resurrection | Pope Saint John Paul II, We Await New Heavens and a New Earth | Pope Saint John Paul II. Three people were invited on three separate occasions into three privileged moments in the life of Jesus. ” We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain. The memory of the Transfigured Lord and the risen girl would help them to hold their nerve! Free eBook: Liturgical Year 2020-2021, Vol. ” While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid. 12:00 AM 11:59 PM. We’ll see what the apostles saw, hopefully. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. If you are having difficulty, or are worried about a fellow priest, the ACP wants to help.