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A glimpse of the glory of the risen Jesus

Sunday will be the last Sunday of Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday. The gospel of the day – Mark 9:2-9 – tells us how Jesus went up a high mountain with three of his disciples. Mark tells the story with a clear simplicity. Jesus went to a mountain to pray, accompanied by his friends, the disciples Peter, James, and John. And there they saw him transfigured, dazzling white, shining with the glory of God, and talking with the great prophets Moses and Elijah. The scene is reminiscent of Moses’ transfiguration in Exodus 34, when he came down from Mt. Sinai with the tablets of the covenant. Moses’ face was shining brightly from his encounter with God. The people were so afraid of his shining face

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