The Transfiguration of our Lord

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord recalls the revelation of Christ's glory on Mount Tabor in the presence of three of His disciples, Peter, James, and John. Christ was transfigured before their eyes, shining with divine light, and He was joined by Moses and Elijah, representing the Old Testament Law and the prophets.

Like most feasts of Our Lord (with the major exception of Easter, the feast of His Resurrection), the Transfiguration falls on the same date every year, which means that the feast falls on a different day of the week each year.

 In 1456, in celebration of the Christian victory over the Muslim Turks at the Siege of Belgrade, Pope Callixtus III extended the celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration to the universal Church, and set its date as August 6.

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