Transfiguration Sunday Last Sunday before Lent February 14 - 20, 2021
Epiphany affirms Jesus’ presence in the world as hope for all peoples. In him alone, God provides the light of his salvation, making known God’s grace to all peoples, even to the farthest corners of the earth.
THIS WEEK’S THEME The Transfiguration of Christ, Mark 9.2-9
Jesus was transfigured in the presence of his three disciples, joined by two significant figures representing the Law and the Prophets, Moses and Elijah, respectively. As key mediators of God’s Kingdom to the nation, they both attest to Jesus as Messiah and to his impending death in Jerusalem. The Father’s voice sounds in the midst of a cloud at the end of this visitation, declaring that the disciples must listen to him, i.e., Jesus, who is in fact God’s Son and the King of glory, the anointed one of God. Let us obey the Father and listen to the Son.
Daily Devotional Guide
Preparing Our Hearts
Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation O God, who on the holy mount didst reveal to chosen Witnesses thy well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with thee, 0 Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
~ The Episcopal Church in the United States of America (The Episcopal Church, p. 191)