Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly, two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus. They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem. Luke 9:28-31(NLT)
Greetings and peace to you!
Together, we once again celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem! Together, during the season of Epiphany we have seen with our own eyes how the Christ child has been revealed to us in spectacular ways! Soon we will begin our annual pilgrimage with Jesus to the Holy City of Jerusalem! We will journey with our Lord to the cross, keep Vigil while He’s in the tomb, and celebrate His resurrection!
But before our Lenten pilgrimage begins, we pause to reflect on the Transfiguration of our Lord, a day when we acknowledge how Jesus was transfigured in the presence of His disciples. On this day we recall that Jesus became “radiant” and was standing with Moses and Elijah. On this day we remember that Jesus fulfills all the prophecies of the Old Testament and amplifies all of God’s teachings spoken in the past through His current life. On this day we recall that each of us is called to “listen to Jesus.” On this day you and I have an opportunity to bear witness to how God’s call and our Lord’s Spirit has also “transfigured” our own faith and our own life!
On March 3, 2019 the people of the United Proclamation of the Gospel will come together on our St. Peter’s campus to celebrate and rejoice over the transfiguration that has occurred in our community! Together, we will witness our Lord welcoming a new sister in Christ into our midst through baptism! Together, we will celebrate as sisters and brothers in Christ unite with our community! Together, we will rejoice that our Lord has empowered a sister in Christ to share her gifts and talents with us and commission her to be our parish nurse in the UPG! This worship promises to be exciting and joy filled!