The Greek metamorphoō is a word only used a handful of times in the Greek New Testament – in Mark 9 and Matthew’s synoptic parallel (Matt 17:2), Romans 12:2 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. The disciples were amazed and terribly afraid. 2. the state of being transfigured.  ), appearing in a dominant position within a circular mandorla. In Greece and Romania the harvest season traditionally began on the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration, an early-15th century icon, now in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, attributed to Theophanes the Greek Theophanes the Greek (Θεοφάνης, ca 1340 – ca 1410) was one of the greatest iconographers in Muscovite Russia, and was noted as the teacher and mentor of the great Andrei Rublev. 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. The transfiguration of Jesus Christ was a powerful demonstration of His divine nature and manifestation of His glory, which Jesus possessed prior to coming to earth in the human body. 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. We invite you to join us at any time because Transfiguration is … The transfiguration narrative in Mark 9 is a key part of that story. ( cap.) In some parishes, the first grapes would be brought to church for a blessing and distributed to parishioners. In Greece and Romania the harvest season traditionally began on the Transfiguration. The origins of the feast are less than certain and may have derived from the dedication of three basilicas on Mount Tabor . 4. Christ's appearance was changed while they watched into a glorious radiant figure. The transfiguration is recorded in each of the Synoptic Gospels ( Matt 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36) and in 2 Peter 1:16-21.The place of this event is "a high mountain" ( Matt 17:1; Mark 9:2).The association with a mountain is also found in Luke 9:28 and 2 Peter 1:18. Saint Gregory Palamas, a great teacher of the Transfiguration, is now celebrated on one of the Sundays of Lent instead. Matt. μεταμορφόω, μεταμόρφω: passive, present μεταμορφοῦμαι; 1 aorist μετεμορφώθη; to change into another form (cf. Grapes, in particular, were not eaten before August 6. The strongest canonical link is the Moses story in which he ascends Mount Sinai to receive the Law (Ex 24). Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. μεταμόρφωση. This event shows forth the divinity of Christ, so that the disciples would understand after his Ascension that He was truly the radiant splendor of the Father, and that his Passion was voluntary (Mark 9:2-9). 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. transfiguration. 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. 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. How to say transfiguration in Greek. There was some historical precedent for the kind of event depicted in the transfiguration. Jesus had gone with his disciples Peter, James, and John to Mount Tabor. This page has been accessed 79,065 times. intelligo non emendari me tantum, sed transfigurari. Presently it is celebrated on the sixth of August, forty days before the feast, Elevation of the Holy Cross. It also shows the possibility of our own theosis. Accounts of the Transfiguration are found in the Bible: Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9, Luke 9:28-36, and II Peter 1:16-19. 2), to transfigure, transform: μετεμορφώθη, of Christ, his appearance was changed ( A. V. he was transfigured ), i. e. was resplendent with a divine brightness, Matthew 17:2; 17:1–9. There appeared Elijah and Moses, speaking with Jesus. Grapes, in particular, were not eaten before August 6.