Roman Catholics commemorate on Friday August 6 the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ – the powerful demonstration of his divine nature and the manifestation of his glory which proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the living God.
Festive masses will be held in Cavinti, Laguna and Sto. Domingo, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Memorial masses will also be held at the Transfiguration of Christ Parish on 18th Avenue, Murphy, Cubao, Quezon City at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Both masses will be broadcast live.
No public mass will take place from August 6 to July 20 in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
The Transfiguration, a story told in the New Testament, took place on Mount Tabor in Galilee. It marked the culmination of Jesus’ public life, as his baptism marked his beginning and his ascension his end.
Testimony of three of Jesus’ apostles, Saints Peter, James and John, âJesus suddenly became radiant and he was seen speaking with Moses, the symbol of the law, and Elijah, the symbol of the prophets. A shining cloud appeared above and a voice was heard: âThis is my beloved Son in whom I take pleasure. Listen to him â, parallel to a similar event during his baptism.
Besides the Catholic Church, many Christian traditions, including Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Anglican churches, commemorate the event on the Feast of the Transfiguration, a major holiday. In Greek orthodoxy, the event is called metamorphosis.
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