August 5, 2013

Liturgical Guide: Feast of the Transfiguration

Painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna - Courtesy of Wikipedia

The hymns used on the Feast of the Transfiguration in the Liturgy of the Hours celebrate the kingship of Christ over all creation and the revealing of his true nature. The setting for this "mountain top experience" looks back to where both Moses and Elijah speak with God on Mount Horeb (Sinai), but it also points forward to another mountain: Mt. Calvary, to where (despite Peter's protest to stay) they must also follow Jesus to. In the following video, Fr. James Kubicki, SJ. of the Apostleship of Prayer shares his own personal experience as a pilgrim journeying up Mt. Tabor, the location traditionally identified with the Feast of the Transfiguration which is celebrated on August 6.

87. Lord, Your Glory in Christ We Have Seen
148. O Raise Your Eyes on High and See
149. 'Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here

More Ancient than the Primal World

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