Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic

At the end of the path of earthly life the Lord Jesus Christ revealed to His disciples that he should suffer for people to die on the cross and rise again.

He then built a three apostles — Peter, James and John — Mount Tabor, and was transfigured before them, his face lit up, and His clothes became dazzling white. The two prophets of the Old Testament — Moses and Elijah — the Lord appeared to the mountain and talked with him, and the voice of God the Father of light clouds, autumn hill, testified about the Deity of Christ.

Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, the Lord Jesus Christ showed his disciples the glory of His Divinity to them at the time of His coming suffering and death on the cross did not waver in their faith in Him — the only begotten Son of God.

To some extent, Feast of the Transfiguration is connected and is comparable with the Old Testament Feast of Tabernacles. "If you want, let us make here three tabernacles," — says Peter to Jesus. This relationship confirms the tradition and make a feast of the Transfiguration (as well as during the Feast of Tabernacles), the consecration of the fruit. In the East, by early August ripening grains and grapes, which Christians offer to the temple for blessings in gratitude to God for the gift of these fruits. Part of this crop in the first century Christians donated to the temple for the sacrament of the Eucharist.

In Christianity, the consecration of the fruits on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the acquired special symbolic meaning in the Transfiguration of Christ shows that new, transfigured and blessed state, which a man and take on the world of the resurrection of Christ and is realized in the resurrection of all people. And all of nature, which came in disorder from the time when a man entered the world through sin, and now with the person expects future update.

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Eastern Church celebrated the IV century. In the calendar of the Western Church, he was introduced by Pope Calixtus III in 1457. In the tradition of the Armenian Church of the Transfiguration is included in the Easter cycle, is mobile and is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Pentecost.