Saturday, August 6, 2022

Transfigured and veiled...

Feast of the
Transfiguration of the Lord
"From the cloud came a voice which said,
'This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him.' " — Mark 9:7 
 Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36

"At His Transfiguration Christ showed His disciples the splendor
of His beauty, to which He will shape and color those who are His:
He will reform our lowness configured to the body of His glory’ 
(Phil 3:21) (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae).

“As He then lived upon earth,
so now He lives in our midst,
but transfigured and veiled
to the bodily eyes 
[in the Blessed Sacrament].”

Fr. Frederick Wm Faber


"Christian faith's steady gaze upon Jesus
transforms us here and now." 
Fr Hans Urs von Balthasar

"Through your Transfiguration, O Christ,
you returned Adam's nature to its original splendor, 
restoring its very elements to the glory 
and brilliance of Your divinity." - Byzantine Liturgy


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