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Monday, August 6, 2012

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord - August 6

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
August 6

Today’s feast day is so significant that we hear the story proclaimed in the gospel twice every year.  Once on the Second Sunday of Lent where we read from one of the synoptic gospels,  Luke 9:28-36, Matthew 17:1-9, or Mark 9:2-10 (depending on the Church calendar year) and a second time on August 6th. 
Today’s feast, the Transfiguration of Our Lord commemorates the day on Mount Tabor, when Our Lord appeared before Peter, James and John in all of His divine glory.
The Transfiguration was of such importance, that Saint Peter would write, “We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.” (2 Peter 1:16)
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