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 the mount of transfiguration 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.


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


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.

This Weeks Readings

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 51:1-17
FridayJonah 4:1-11
Romans 1:8-17
Psalm 51:1-17
SaturdayPsalm 51
Isaiah 58:1-12
Matthew 18:1-7
Psalm 51:1-17
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