Friday, 4 August 2006

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration (August 6), on Sunday for those of us who follow the new calendar, is similar to the Theophany (January 6) in that it is a revelation of the Holy Trinity. Of course, the Transfiguration has been a very important feast since the Hesychast controversy of the 14th Century, because of the connection between the light that shone around Jesus on Mt Tabor in the Transfiguration, and the Uncreated Light taught by St Gregory Palamas to come by Grace to the Hesychast. What is important in Orthodoxy is to encounter this Light, this Grace.

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