|The Transfiguration of Jesus the Liberating King|
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary:
First reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm: Psalm 50:1-6
Second reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9
Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. Elijah and Moses appeared and were talking with Jesus. Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good that we’re here. Let’s make three shrines—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He said this because he didn’t know how to respond, for the three of them were terrified.
Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice spoke from the cloud, “This is my Son, whom I dearly love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them not to tell anyone what they had seen until after the Human One[a] had risen from the dead. Mark 2:2-9 CEB
[a: Or Son of Man]
Lectionary Reflections for Transfiguration Sunday:
Ekklesia Project: Transfigured in Him.
The Brazos Blog: Peter Leithart on 2 Kings 2.
Through a Glass Darkly: Transfiguration Sunday.
*'Prayers for the Week' are collects from the Book of Common Prayer that can also be followed here and here.
*Weekly readings are from the Revised Common Lectionary.