TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD

Today we celebrate the Feast of The Transfiguration of the Lord.

Here’s a little refresher if you need one...

☕️ The story is found in the Synoptic Gospels (Matt 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36) and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it (2 Peter 1:16-18).

☕️ In these accounts, Jesus and Peter, James, and John go to a mountain to pray. On the mountain, Jesus begins to shine with bright rays of light. Then the prophets Moses and Elijah appear next to him and he speaks with them. Jesus is then called “Son” by God from above, as with his Baptism.

☕️St. Thomas Aquinas considered the Transfiguration "the greatest miracle" in that it complemented baptism and showed the perfection of life in Heaven.

☕️ The Transfiguration is a pivotal moment, and the setting on the mountain is presented as the point where human nature meets God: the meeting place of the temporal and the eternal, with Jesus himself as the connecting point, acting as the bridge between heaven and earth.