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 Post subject: The Transfiguration
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:34 pm 
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was praying the Luminous Mysteries tonight and when I came upon the 4th mystery of the Transfiguration, I thought about how I really didn't know what to meditate on. trying to recall scripture, all my feeble mind could remember was something along the lines of "Jesus goes on mountain, meets Moses and Elijah. Jesus glows." When trying to draw a deeper meaning from my memory, the only thing I could come up with is the simple idea of "Jesus is special." which any 7-year old first communicant could regurgitate.

I apologize in advance if my post is scandalizing or flippant, but my point is that I am not entirely sure of what the Transfiguration really means, beyond what I have already said. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:12 pm 
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You might want to read:

Mt 17:1-8
Mk 9:2-8
Lk 9:28-36

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:03 am 
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was praying the Luminous Mysteries tonight and when I came upon the 4th mystery of the Transfiguration, I thought about how I really didn't know what to meditate on. trying to recall scripture, all my feeble mind could remember was something along the lines of "Jesus goes on mountain, meets Moses and Elijah. Jesus glows." When trying to draw a deeper meaning from my memory, the only thing I could come up with is the simple idea of "Jesus is special." which any 7-year old first communicant could regurgitate.

I apologize in advance if my post is scandalizing or flippant, but my point is that I am not entirely sure of what the Transfiguration really means, beyond what I have already said. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What happened, as far as I see it, was that the countenance of Christ was transfigured or changed, which is the primary meaning of the Greek word, used in Matthew 17:2 and Mark 9:2, μεταμορφόω (meramorphoō). That is what happened. But the relevance was that this revealed to Peter, James, and John who he really is. It revealed his glory. Matthew (17:1-8), Mark (9:2-8), and Luke (9:28-36) all have an account of this, but I also do think that John referenced it more subtly, explaining what the purpose was, in John 1:14b: «And we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.»

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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When I meditate on the Transfiguration, I think about how in that moment Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ. That Peter, James and John knew who they were! No introductions were recorded, and it is not as if Peter would recognize Elijah from his facebook photo :) One of the things I can wonder about for hours... that recognition.

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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kage_ar wrote:
When I meditate on the Transfiguration, I think about how in that moment Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ. That Peter, James and John knew who they were! No introductions were recorded, and it is not as if Peter would recognize Elijah from his facebook photo :) One of the things I can wonder about for hours... that recognition.



Perhaps they were wearing name tags...

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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"Peter said to Jesus, 'Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.'”

I once heard a priest homilize that this passage captured the first bishop's-building-appeal.

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:41 am 
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St. Irenaeus of Lyons wrote:
"Peter said to Jesus, 'Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.'”

I once heard a priest homilize that this passage captured the first bishop's-building-appeal.

:laughhard :laughhard :laughhard

I loved the time a priest homilized that Mary's instruction to the servers during the Wedding at Cana was her "Jewish Mother moment."

Jesus: “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.”

Mary (looking past Jesus to the server behind Him): "Just do what He says, okay?" - The priest even faked a J-A-P accent when he said it!

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
St. Irenaeus of Lyons wrote:
"Peter said to Jesus, 'Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.'”

I once heard a priest homilize that this passage captured the first bishop's-building-appeal.

:laughhard :laughhard :laughhard

I loved the time a priest homilized that Mary's instruction to the servers during the Wedding at Cana was her "Jewish Mother moment."

Jesus: “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.”

Mary (looking past Jesus to the server behind Him): "Just do what He says, okay?" - The priest even faked a J-A-P accent when he said it!

:D

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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Keep in mind that our own selves are in their fullness in Christ. So when Peter saw Christ transfigured he was also looking at an ideal example of his own divinization(SP?)

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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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Nathan wrote:
Keep in mind that our own selves are in their fullness in Christ. So when Peter saw Christ transfigured he was also looking at an ideal example of his own divinization(SP?)


Yes, you spelled it correctly! :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Transfiguration
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Christ underwent a dramatic change in appearance in order that the disciples could behold Him in His glory.


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