February 19, 2012
2 Kings 2:1-12
This week, in the Liturgical Calendar, we celebrate the Transfiguration of Christ. But why should anyone care? Transfiguration, after all, is one of those confusing church terms – kind of like “Transubstantiation” or “Eucharist” – that normal people understandably find confusing and a bit alienating. The Greek term for “transfigured” is metamorphoO, pointing back to the English term “metamorphosis”. But it’s a special kind of metamorphosis where the interior, radiant, spiritual part of a person is made visible on the outside. Transfiguration manifests as a brilliant, holy shining, unlike any ordinary light on earth.
The Gospel reading for the Transfiguration of Christ goes as…
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