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The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the gospels in which Jesus is transfigured upon a mountain (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36). Jesus radiated the light of his divine glory, spoke with Moses and Elijah, and was called β€˜Son’ by God.

The transfiguration places Jesus above Moses and Elijah, the two most important Old Testament prophets. It also highlights his identity as the Son of God.

Jesus tells the witnesses – Peter, James, son of Zebedee and John – not to tell others what they saw until he had risen on the third day after his death on the cross.

We celebration the Transfiguration on the last Sunday before Lent begins.

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