Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Western Christianity Date in the current year: August 6, 2016

Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Western Christianity The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is observed by various Christian denominations. It is celebrated on August 6 by most churches that follow the Gregorian calendar. This date was chosen by Pope Callixstus III to commemorate the 1456 Siege of Belgrad.

The Transfiguration of Jesus is one of the miracles of Jesus described in the Gospels. It is unique among the rest of the miracles because it happened to Jesus himself rather than was performed by him.

Jesus took three of his apostles to an unnamed mountain. On the mountain, he was transfigured before them, beginning to shine with bright light. Then the prophets Elijah and Moses appeared next to Jesus, and he talked to them. Jesus was then called “Son” by a voice that came from the sky.

The Transfiguration is regarded as one of the five major milestones in the life of Jesus Christ, along with Baptism, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension. It is considered to be a pivotal moment when temporal meets eternal, and human nature meets Good. Jesus himself is the connecting point between earth and heaven.

The Feast of Transfiguration is celebrated in the entire Roman rite on August 6. Some protestant churches also observe it on the last Sunday in the Epiphany season or on the eighth Sunday after Pentecost.

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