The Festival of the Transfiguration of our Lord
Last Sunday of Epiphany
WELCOME! There are some accounts in the Bible we should hear again and again and so the church sets aside this Sunday for one of those accounts. The word “transfiguration” simply means “a change in appearance.” It refers to the account in the Gospel for today when Jesus shined forth in all His heavenly glory as the Son of God.
Transfiguration Sunday ends the Epiphany season. When we next meet it will be the season of Lent, a time of reflection on our Savior’s suffering. So on this day, we say our last Alleluias until the Easter Resurrection and join in Peter’s cry, “It’s good that we are here!” For we know Jesus didn’t endure the cross because he was forced to but because He chose to!