Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Commemorated on August 12

Today's hymns speak of how Christ made those who ascended Mt Tabor with Him "partakers of (His) otherworldly glory." The Apostles, "overcome with fear, fell headlong upon the earth."

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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