Feast of Transfiguration
Thursday August 6 is the Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ This feast is counted by the church as one of the twelve major feasts. We are not having a liturgy this year but you can watch the live stream at All Saints in Bloomington. Click on www.allsaintsbloomington.org and it will direct you to the link for the service.
Thursday Auagust 6, Festal Matins at 9:00, Divine Liturgy at 10:00 The Gospel Reading for the Festal Divine Liturgy is- Matthew 17:1-9 At that time, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear." And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is raised from the dead."
Apolytikion of the Transfiguration in Tone 7 When, O Christ our God, Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy Disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners, through the intercessions of the Theotokos. O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee. Kontakion of the Transfiguration in Tone 7 Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father. Fish is allowed on this feast day despite our being in the Dormition Fast. In Christ’s love Amal