TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
on the holy mount you revealed to chosen witnesses
your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured:
mercifully deliver us from the darkness of this world,
and change us into his likeness from glory to glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
READING FROM THE BOOK OF DANIEL
Daniel wrote, "As I watched, thrones were set in place, and
an Ancient One took his throne, his clothing was white as snow,
and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery
flames, and its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued
and flowed out from his presence. A thousand thousands served him,
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him. The court
sat in judgement, and the books were opened. As I watched in the
night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds
of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before
him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all
peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is
an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship
is one that shall never be destroyed."
DANIEL 7:9-10, 13-14
REFRAIN The Lord our God is the Holy One.
Lord is king; let the people tremble; he is enthroned upon the
Cherubim; let the earth shake.
Lord is great in Zion; he is high above all peoples.
them confess his name, which is great and awesome; he is the Holy
mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you
have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob."
the greatness of the Lord our God and fall down before his
footstool; he is the Holy One. R
and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon
his name, they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.
spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; they kept his
testimonies and the decree that he gave them. R
Lord our God, you answered them indeed; you were a God who forgave
them, yet punished them for their evil deeds."
the greatness of the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy
hill; for the Lord our God is the Holy One. R
READING FROM THE SECOND LETTER OF PETER
We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been
eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honour and glory from
God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic
Glory, saying, "This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am
well pleased." We ourselves heard this voice come from
heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain. So we have
the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be
attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the
day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
2 PETER 1:16-19
HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO LUKE
Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the
mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his
face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they
saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in
glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to
accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed
down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his
glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were
leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us
to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for
Moses, and one for Elijah" not knowing what he said. While he
was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were
terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a
voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to
him!" When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And
they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things
they had seen.
OVER THE GIFTS
receive all we offer you this day,
and bring us to that radiant glory
which we see in the transfigured face
of Jesus Christ our Lord.
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers of his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
We ask this in his name.