Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The Transfiguration or Our Lord
Commemoration of Saint Valentine, Martyr
February 14, 2010

The Lord be with you

The celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord always falls on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany of Our Lord. The commemoration of Saint Valentine, Martyr, falls on February 14. This year these two days coincide. For more about Saint Valentine, see the post about him.

The Transfiguration is a significant and uniquely Lutheran contribution to the Christian calendar. This festival commemorates the moment on the Mount of Transfiguration when three of Jesus’ disciples glimpsed their lord in divine splendor, seeing Him as the center of the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah). Jesus proclaimed to His disciples, then and now, that He was the long-awaited one who had come to die for the sins of the world and be raised again in glory.

For more about this Sunday see the worship notes.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert

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