Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ (and of us). Aug 6/19. Homilies, exegesis, questions and answers


The Transfiguration of the Savior




An American Orthodox Christian priest and blogger who worships according the the church calendar is faced with a predicament. I tend to write topically, according to the church year. For the fixed feasts, by the time the majority of the Orthodox world arrives at the feast, the majority of English speaking Orthodox are well past it, due to the difference between the (old) church calendar and the civil calendar. The purpose of this blog and website in general is to teach and secondarily cause more people to know about us, and perhaps walk through our door. My nature is talk about something just before it happens, but perhaps I can mend my ways a bit. There is a lot of stuff about the Transfiguration on our site. Here are some links.

Transfiguration Human nature in the Midst of the Divine Luke 9:28-36.

We say today, brothers and sisters, that humanity can meet Divinity; Humanity can see Divinity; Humanity can be part of Divinity.

In the Old Testament Moses, saw the back parts of God; he was hidden in the cleft of a rock; he didn’t see that much [1]. But now, face to face, man is with God. Jesus Christ showing He is fully God, shining as the light.

Did you notice something in this historic and prophetic event? Moses and Elias, were conversing with Him, speaking of His decease: That was for the disciples to remember so that they would overwhelmed by the upcoming passion of our Lord….

Questions and answers about the Scripture read on the Transfiguration.

All ten questions are at

This Scripture is very important to understand well.

Here are questions 1-3, all about the important verse: "And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray." (LUKE 9:28)

Questions 4-7 are here:

They cover the verses:

" And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. " (Luke 9:29)

"And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: {31} Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. " (Luke 9:20-31)

Questions 8-10 are here:

They discuss:

How did Jesus' Transfiguration prepare the apostles for His subsequent crucifixion?

"But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: " (vs. 32)

"And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen. " (Luke 9:36)



Here are lots more Questions and Answers about the Feast of the Transfiguration.

What is most important about the Transfiguration? This is a very important feast – we must understand it. Perhaps you would like to share your feelings in the comments.


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