Monday, August 10, 2009

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Commemorated on August 10

The hymns of Vespers remind us that the Transfiguration is not merely a historical event, but something which also has implications for us. Those who "desire to see and hear things past understanding" must ascend from earthly concerns to "the height of the contemplation of the virtues." This may be achieved by "directing our minds to heavenly things" and by "being formed anew in piety into the image of Christ."

Troparion - Tone 7

You were Transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God,
Revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it.
Let Your everlasting Light shine upon us sinners!
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Kontakion - Tone 7

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God,
And Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it;
So that when they would behold You crucified,
They would understand that Your suffering was voluntary,
And would proclaim to the world,
That You are truly the Radiance of the Father!


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