feast of transfiguration
Accounts of this event are recorded in scripture (Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:1-7, Luke 9:28-36, and 2 Peter 1:16-18). The transfiguration helped the disciples to bear the sorrow of the cross because they saw the glory that lay ahead. But the change is not in the appearance, but in the substance. And consequently they had an indescribable experience of heaven. 16:24). The lesson of the Transfiguration should help us move on, and follow Jesus without fear, weariness and regret. It is the titular feast of the Lateran Basilica at Rome; as such it was raised to a double second class for the Universal Church, 1 Nov., 1911. We all wish to follow Jesus. They had a glimpse of Jesus as God – “his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light” (Mt 17:2). He is for real. Heaven begins right here! This occasion is particularly special as it is one Jesus works upon himself. This is the Mystery of that Incarnation that we cannot fully comprehend. Pope St. Leo the Great makes this apt conclusion: “The principal aim of the Transfiguration was to banish from the disciples’ souls the scandal of the Cross.” (Sermon, 51,3). IV, 60). He is with us. But it did not take away his divine nature. The feast celebrates the revelation of the eternal glory of the Second Person of the Trinity. But he could not reveal this truth as yet before he undergoes the Paschal Mystery – his passion, death and resurrection. The bread still looks like bread; the wine still looks like wine. Groping for the right words, Peter just exclaimed, “Master, it is good for us to be here!”. Mass Readings for Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord – August 6 2020 . The Transfiguration event empowered the disciples to face the shame and pain of the cross and later on, to proclaim the message of the resurrection. The Mass is accurately called “Heaven on Earth.” Heaven is the state of being in union with God. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Palmera Springs 3, Susano Road Camarin, Novaliches, Caloocan City 1422, Add your e-mail below to receive our post updates directly to your mail box. Emmons writes about the feast of the Transfiguration, a liturgical celebration every August sixth that often slips by with limited attention; yet, it is an episode that proclaims Jesus as the Son of God, the Messiah. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:6-11). 9 Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. Hence, his Transfiguration has to happen. Learn more about the history and date of the feast. The wine, too. He does not pretend to be human for he is True Man. INTRODUCTION. Mike Lagrimas CYCLE II: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1), CYCLE II: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1), CYCLE II: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1), CYCLE II: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1), CYCLE II: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1), CYCLE II: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1), YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (4), YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (3), YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING (2), YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (1), Reading for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, Reading for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A. His changed appearance is only in the eyes of his three disciples. St. Paul described this beautifully in his Letter to the Philippians: “Who, though he (Jesus) was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. That however cannot be the reason because we read in Lev. 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. In just a flash, but seems an eternity to them, he opened their eyes to that infinitely profound reality – that he is God! 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. It has been suggested by some that the reason Peter asked to build the tabernacles was because it was the time of the feast of tabernacles. Is this not a Transfiguration experience? Question: "What was the meaning and importance of the transfiguration?" The transfiguration helped the disciples to bear the sorrow of the cross because they saw the glory that lay ahead. Whenever you are bearing crosses, pray through the Scripture passages on the transfiguration. Be assured of our prayers. He wanted to join the very nature of a servant to that nature in which he is equal to God the Father. Nor does he need to put up the Santa Claus antics like most fathers do on Christmas Eve. True man, true God. He is both God and man. We appeal to your conscience to support us with your donation to enable us to serve the Word of God to those who need it most. His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as wool; his throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire. Click the green “donate” button below to donate. Assuming the human nature gave him the capacity to suffer, and thereby save us all. In 1456 Callixtus III extended the feast to the Universal Church in memory of the victory gained by Hunyady at Belgrade over the Turks, 6 August, 1456. Customs Preaching the Santity of Human Life and the Gospel Message, HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD, Mt 17:1-9 If we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, it means, therefore, that the Mass is the experience of heaven on earth. Christ’s Transfiguration aims at strengthening the apostles’ faith in anticipation of his Passion: the ascent onto the 'high mountain' prepares for the ascent to Calvary. To understand the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot you have to first understand what the Church calls the Transfiguration. Two boys were walking home from Sunday school, and they were discussing the topic they just took up. His divinity, however, is concealed behind his humanity. Let Jesus’ transfiguration fill you with a willingness to endure your present difficulties in order to gain the prize that awaits you. Callixtus himself composed the Office. Christian discipleship is never easy. Because it is impossible to fully realize the importance of the Feast of Tabernacles to all believers in Yeshua if you don’t keep Sukkot in the full context of Scripture. Whenever you are bearing crosses, pray through the Scripture passages on the transfiguration. But following him will invariably lead us to the Way of the Cross. How deeply do we cherish and appreciate those priceless moments while we are present in Holy Mass? But that’s until they grew older and the ‘secret’ loses its mystery. It’s probably just your Dad.”. Jesus does not change in any way. Feast of the Transfiguration, Christian commemoration of the occasion upon which Jesus Christ was transfigured on a mountain in the presence of three of his disciples.