Celebrating the feast day of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ

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Celebrated each year on August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is seen as one of the most significant days in the Orthodox calendar.

Commemorating the metamorphosis of Christ on Mount Tabor, the day sees Jesus Christ appearing radiant and transfigured before his disciples Peter, James and John.

The icon showing the transfiguration of Christ at Mount Tabor

According to the scriptures, Jesus took his disciples up the mountain and when transfigured his face shone like the sun and his garments became a glistening white, and the prophets Moses and Elijah appeared alongside of him.

In the icon, Christ is seen as the central figure, radiant in the bright colours of white, gold and blue, all representing his divine glory and light.

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

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