who before the passion of your only begotten Son
revealed his glory upon the holy mountain:
Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance,
may be strengthened to bear our cross,
and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
–Book of Common Prayer
Scripture References: Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-20; Matthew 17:1-9
Reflection: Transfiguration Sunday is the perfect segue way into the Lent season–a season of self-examination, repentance, and renewal–“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV).