Transfiguration of the Lord

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    Today, August 6th, is the feast of the Transfiguration and this window depicting the event is from Ely Cathedral.

    The Transfiguration of Christ is the culminating point of His public life, as His Baptism is its starting point, and His Ascension its end. Moreover, this glorious event has been related in detail by St. Matthew (17:1-6), St. Mark (9:1-8), and St. Luke (9:28-36), while St. Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18) and St. John (1:14), two of the privileged witnesses, make allusion to it.

    About a week after His sojourn in Cæsarea Philippi, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them to a high mountain apart, where He was transfigured before their ravished eyes. St. Matthew and St. Mark express this phenomenon by the word metemorphothe, which the Vulgate renders transfiguratus est. The Synoptics explain the true meaning of the word by adding "his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow," according to the Vulgate, or "as light," according to the Greek text.

    This dazzling brightness which emanated from His whole Body was produced by an interior shining of His Divinity. Some of the Jewish nation had rejected the Messiah, and now Moses and Elijah, representing the Jewish Law and the Prophets, recognized and adored Him, while for the second time God the Father proclaimed Him His only-begotten and well-loved Son. By this glorious manifestation the Divine Master, who had just foretold His Passion to the Apostles (Matthew 16:21), and who spoke with Moses and Elijah of the trials which awaited Him at Jerusalem, strengthened the faith of his three friends and prepared them for the terrible struggle of which they were to be witnesses in Gethsemane, by giving them a foretaste of the glory and heavenly delights to which we attain by suffering.

    frater gymnos, tina negus, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Concha D. ages ago | reply

      Beautiful window, full of colour!!
      Thanks fot your comment!! Have a nice week!!

    2. zoreil ages ago | reply

      Thank you for the reminder, and for this glorious photograph. Here is the same scene at St Peter's, Nottingham.

    3. charlesgudel 81 months ago | reply

      did they acsend from heaven

    4. charlesgudel 81 months ago | reply

      i mean did moses and eliajh acsend from heaven ,when talking to jesus. If not where did they come from.

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