The final Sunday following Epiphany, and before Lent, is Transfiguration Sunday. The liturgical colour again changes to WHITE, signifying light, holiness, and celebration.
All three of the synoptic gospels tell a story of Peter, James, and John accompanying Jesus to the top of a holy mountain. There, before their eyes, Jesus is transfigured or transformed into a dazzling brightness. Beside him appear Moses and Elijah, two historic figures of the faith. Peter thinks they should build some shelters and stay in this holy moment forever. Then, as at Jesus’ baptism, a cloud appears and a voice declares: “This is my son, the Beloved. Listen to him.”
We all long for those powerful, life-changing, mountaintop experiences that help us to see and experience Christ in new ways. Come and share your stories with us Sunday at 10 am or during the week at any of the many activities going on in the building or in the cyber world by writing us a message using Contact Us.