Feast of the Transfiguration
Daniel 7: 9- 10, 13- 14
7:9 I watched until thrones were set up, and the ancient of days sat down. His garment was radiant like snow, and the hair of his head like clean wool; his throne was flames of fire, its wheels had been set on fire.
7:10 A river of fire rushed forth from his presence. Thousands upon thousands ministered to him, and ten thousand times hundreds of thousands attended before him. The trial began, and the books were opened.
7:13 I watched, therefore, in the vision of the night, and behold, with the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man arrived, and he approached all the way to the ancient of days, and they presented him before him.
7:14 And he gave him power, and honor, and the kingdom, and all peoples, tribes, and languages will serve him. His power is an eternal power, which will not be taken away, and his kingdom, one which will not be corrupted.
The Second Letter of Saint Peter 1: 16-19
1:16 For it was not by following fanciful doctrines that we made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were made eyewitnesses of his greatness.
1:17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father, whose voice descended to him from the magnificent glory: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.”
1:18 We also heard this voice conveyed from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.
1:19 And so, we have an even firmer prophetic word, to which you would do well to listen, as to a light shining within a dark place, until the day dawns, and the daystar rises, in your hearts.
The Holy Gospel According to Mark 9: 2-10
|9:2||And his vestments became radiant and exceedingly white like snow, with such a brilliance as no fuller on earth is able to achieve.|
|9:3||And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were speaking with Jesus.|
|9:4||And in response, Peter said to Jesus: “Master, it is good for us to be here. And so let us make three tabernacles, one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”|
|9:5||For he did not know what he was saying. For they were overwhelmed by fear.|
|9:6||And there was a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came from the cloud, saying: “This is my most beloved Son. Listen to him.”|
|9:7||And immediately, looking around, they no longer saw anyone, except Jesus alone with them.|
|9:8||And as they were descending from the mountain, he instructed them not to relate to anyone what they had seen, until after the Son of man will have risen again from the dead.|
|9:9||And they kept the word to themselves, arguing about what “after he will have risen from the dead” might mean.|
|9:10||And they questioned him, saying: “Then why do the Pharisees and the scribes say that Elijah must arrive first?”|