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Today’s festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days. On a high mountain Jesus is revealed as God’s beloved Son, echoing the words at his baptism. This vision of glory sustains us as Jesus faces his impending death in Jerusalem. We turn this week to Ash Wednesday and our yearly baptismal journey from Lent to Easter. Some churches put aside the alleluia at the conclusion of today’s liturgy. This word of joy will be omitted during the penitential season of Lent and will be sung again at Easter.

PRAYER:

O God, in the transfiguration of your Son you confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the witness of Moses and Elijah, and in the voice from the bright cloud declaring Jesus your beloved Son, you foreshadowed our adoption as your children. Make us heirs with Christ of your glory, and bring us to enjoy its fullness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

READINGS:

Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm 2
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9

This Weeks Readings

February 23, 2020 – Transfiguration of Our Lord
MondayExodus 33:7-23
Acts 7:30-34
Psalm 78:17-20,52-55
Tuesday1 Kings 19:9-18
Romans 11:1-6
Psalm 78:17-20,52-55
WednesdayJoel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 51:1-17
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Psalm 78:17-20,52-55
ThursdayJonah 3:1-10
Romans 1:1-7
Psalm 51
FridayJonah 4:1-11
Romans 1:8-17
Psalm 51
SaturdayIsaiah 58:1-12
Matthew 18:1-7
Psalm 51