Thou wast transfigured on the mountain,
O Christ our God; showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure.
Shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all,
Thy light ever-unending; through the prayers of the Theotokos;
Light-bestower, glory be to Thee.
|The high altar and the apse with an ornate mosaic depicting transfiguration of Basilica of Transfiguration, Mt. Tabor|
|The mosaic of transfiguration, Basilica of Transfirugation, Mt. Tabor|
|The main altar of Basilica of Transfiguration, on the lower level, built on the foundation of a Byzantine chapel|
|Basilica of Transfiguration, Mt. Table, built of the foundation of three Byzantine chapels that were each dedicated to Jesus, Moses, and Elijah|
|The ruin of a medieval Benedictine women's monastery chapel|
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!
|A view from Mt. Tabor|
|Sunrise on Mt. Tabor|
“Today You have shown forth...”
Today all mortal nature shines with the divine Transfiguration
And cries with exultation:
"Christ the Savior is transfigured to save us all!"
|A mosaic icon of transfiguration, Church of St. George, Madaba, Jordan|
Finally, let us listen to and meditate on the apolytikion of transfiguration: Thou wast transfigured on the mountain.
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