With life changes so fast you probably may have even lost track of the days of the week, puzzled if it was Thursday or Friday, or what you had for dinner the night before. In August we celebrate 2 major feasts of the Orthodox Church calendar: the Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mt. Tabor (August 6) and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (August 15).
Here’s a link to an insightful article on the Transfiguration of Our Lord from our partner Pemptousia to remind us of the importance of this feast. Below is a quote from the article.
At the Transfiguration, Christ did not assume something He didn’t have before, but revealed- in the measure that His disciples were able to receive it- the glory He had always had as God/Man. In other words, the glory the disciples saw on Mount Tabor was not a passing phenomenon, but the eternal light of the divine nature of Christ. This is what the hymnographer of our Church means when he wrote the troparion for the feast:
“You were transfigured on the Mountain, Christ our God, showing as much of Your glory to Your disciples as they were able to bear”.