Jesus took John, Peter, and James with him to the top of Mt. Tabor to pray. As they prayed, Jesus’ face changed and his robes emitted a bright light, brighter than anything the diciples had ever seen. Then Moses and Elijah appeared next to Jesus and began to speak to him of his coming departure. This startled John, Peter and James who could do nothing but watch as Christ transformed before them. Suddenly, a cloud appeared and enveloped them all. Then a voice was heard saying, “This is my son, whom I have chosen; Listen to him.”
When the cloud had dispersed, Jesus stood alone, relieved of his heavenly visitors. He then made the three witnessing apostles promise to remain quiet about what they had seen on the mountain until Christ had died and risen.
The Feast of the Transfiguration is another opportunity to bring your family together to learn of the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, Son of our most holy Lord and of his metamorphesis on Mt. Tabor.