Peter said to Jesus: "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." He did not know what he was saying. And, as he said this, a cloud appeared and overshadowed them. They were terrified as they entered into the cloud.transfiguration1You were transfigured on the Mount, o Christ God, revealing your glory to your disciples as far as they could bear it.Let your everlasting light shine on us sinners. Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of light, glory to you!

Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is a longtime Commonweal contributor.

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