In your prayer today, ask Jesus to reveal himself more deeply to you. In both instances, the Father was expressing his pleasure in his Son, who was fulfilling his mission by beginning his earthly ministry and by facing his crucifixion. Jesus in glory, a glimpse of what His disciples. However, instead of simply standing in awe and wonder, Peter anxiously suggested building three booths. This is the heart of our faith as Christians. The transfiguration of Jesus occurred when He took three of his Apostles, Peter, James and John, to a mountaintop to pray. Everything pointed to the glory of God that was destined to be shared with his people—with all who placed their faith in Jesus and listened to him (Matthew 17:5). Patricia Mitchell (The Word Among Us Press, 2001). We have the testimony of those who saw Jesus transformed (2 Peter 1:16), but even more importantly, each of us can experience a taste of the same vision that Peter, James, and John had. We will live forever with the Lord in an embrace so close that his divine nature will transform every part of who we are. Why is the transfiguration an important event? The Transfiguration Feast Prayer O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, At Mass, as we kneel before the Blessed Sacrament, our hearts can be filled with the glory of the risen life that is ours in Christ. Amen”. (Prayer was given to St Gertrude during a vision from Jesus with the promise that 1000 souls would be released from purgatory when prayed. This is a selection from A Year of Celebration: Experiencing God through the Feast Days of the Church, ed. The transfiguration helped the disciples to bear the sorrow of the cross because they saw the glory that lay ahead. In your prayer today, try to rid yourself of thoughts of what you should be doing for God and simply enjoy his presence and peace. The words coming from the cloud at the transfiguration—“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 17:5)—are the same words spoken by the Father from heaven when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan (Mark 1:11). Look upon me as the good thief, who hung on the cross next to You at Calvary. My Crucified Jesus, wash me with your most Precious Blood. Steer me to a happy and holy death with life everlasting in your blessed company. Hagios o theos, Hagios ischyros, Hagios athanatos, eleison imas. The transfiguration was definitely a “mountain-top” spiritual experience for the disciples. ), Vatican City, Nov 27, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- In a video message to a Catholic social doctrine conference on Thursday, Pope Francis said that remembering our baptism and the promise of eternal life can help us avoid the temptation to seek “utopia” in this world. Amen. All Rights Reserved. The Transfiguration is generally celebrated on the 6th August. Pray today, telling Jesus how good it is to be with him. MASS READINGS. With this vision of Jesus as he would be after his resurrection, and with the Father’s voice testifying to his Son, these disciples were able to see how God was thoroughly in control of all that would happen, both to Jesus and to themselves. In our own prayer, we can fix our eyes on Jesus and know his touch. The Transfiguration is one of the five pivotal moments in Jesus’ life; the others being his Baptism, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. Jesus’ transfiguration not only gave his disciples—and us—an awesome glimpse of his glory; it also gives us a glimpse of the transformation we will experience at the resurrection. “Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. August 06, 2020 (Readings on USCCB website) . Transfiguration of Jesus (Feast) The transfiguration of Jesus occurred when He took three of his Apostles, Peter, James and John, to a mountaintop to pray. As he prayed, his face was transformed and his clothes became a brilliant white, and the prophets Moses and Elijah appeared to Him. Prayers of the Faithful Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord August 6, 2017 We are looking for volunteers to help sanitize the Church after the 8 PM Sunday .Please sign … Amen. 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