( cap.) In the icon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, Christ is the central figure (1. An event in Jesus' life in which his appearance was radiantly transformed. μεταμόρφωση. This page has been accessed 79,065 times. This supported Gregory's larger argument that although we cannot know God in His essence, we can know Him in his energies, as He reveals Himself. He is clearly at the visual and theological center of the icon. When you enter Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church during our open service hours, you are immersed in a completely unique experience. There appeared Elijah and Moses, speaking with Jesus. Barlaam believed that the light shining from Jesus was created light, while Gregory maintained the disciples were given grace to perceive the uncreated light of God. Thayer's Greek Lexicon. And the Divine Liturgy: II Peter 1:10-19; Matthew 17:1-9. There was some historical precedent for the kind of event depicted in the transfiguration. This revelation is referenced in a passage in the Apostle Paul's message to Phillippi. In Greece and Romania the harvest season traditionally began on the Transfiguration. 4. How to say transfiguration in Greek. It is believed that Christ's transfiguration took place at the time of the Jewish Festival of Booths, and that the celebration of the event in the Christian Church became the New Testament fulfillment of the Old Testament feast. Christ's appearance was changed while they watched into a glorious radiant figure. According to tradition, the Lord’s Transfiguration came to pass forty days before His Crucifixion; this is why the Transfiguration is celebrated forty days before the Exaltation of the Cross. The Matins service includes the reading: Luke 9:28-36. 17:1–9. The disciples were amazed and terribly afraid. μεταμόρφωση noun. Greek Translation. STRONGS NT 3339: μεταμορφόω. [1] — 2 Occ. In some parishes, the first grapes would be brought to church for a blessing and distributed to parishioners. Dismissal Hymn (Grave Tone) You was transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to You Disciples Your glory as each one could endure. Matt. Typically, Great Vespers is conducted on the eve of the feast, and on the morning of the feast, the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom celebrated, traditionally preceded by the Matins service. Just as Peter, James, and John saw the transfiguration before the crucifixion so that they might know who it is who will suffered for them, the Church connects these two feasts to help the faithful understand the mission of Christ and that his suffering was voluntary. In some parishes, the first grapes would be brought to church for a blessing and distributed to parishioners. the supernatural and glorified change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain. Presently it is celebrated on the sixth of August, forty days before the feast, Elevation of the Holy Cross. The Transfiguration of Christ is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated on August 6 and August 19 (according to Old Calendarists), using the Gregorian Calendar, Julian Calendar, and Revised Julian Calendar.. Jesus had gone with his disciples Peter, James, and John to Mount Tabor.Christ's appearance was changed while they watched into a glorious radiant figure. ( cap.) The Vespers service includes the readings: Exodus 24:12-18, 33:11-23, 34:4-6, 8; I Kings 19:3-9, 11-13, 15-16. FAQs, The Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, Fixed Great Feasts, Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Calendar, August 19, 2014: Orthodox Menologion Online, Orthodox Lithurgical Commonwealth, https://orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=Transfiguration&oldid=119447. It also shows the possibility of our own theosis. 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