Epiphany, 6: And he was transfigured before them

A weekly Epiphany devotional post for these 5 weeks of witness. Join us!

 You can read here for a brief description of the liturgical season of Epiphany, and see previous Epiphany daybook 2018 posts here

Blessed Epiphany, friends!

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Transfiguration  by James B. Janknegt ( source )

Transfiguration by James B. Janknegt (source)

Song for this week: "The Transfiguration", Sufjan Stevens (lyrics)


A playlist for the week on Spotify - Glory

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.

And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Daily office lectionary readings for this week:

* Sunday Scripture readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). Daily Scripture readings are taken from the Book of Common Prayer (Year 2).

Prayer for this week:

O God, 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. Amen.
— Book of Common Prayer

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Lent Daybook posts, 2018

I'm planning to post each weekday during Lent, combining daily Scripture readings, art, prayer, song and a simple meditative exercise for each day. You can receive the posts in your email inbox by subscribing in the sidebar (top right of the blog web page).  I'll also link each post at the blog's Facebook page and Instagram account

A few notes about curating the Lent Daybook posts:

  • Victoria Emily Jones at the wonderful Art & Theology blog included the Lent Daybook series in her round-up of Lent devotionals with an art component. I'm honored to be included in the company of so much wisdom and beauty.

  • One of the blog creators included in the Art & Theology post is Kevin Greene whom I only discovered last year. He posts each day during Lent with short daily devotions, each one containing an art image and a piece of music. Through the past seven years, he's curated a stunning collection of artwork that reflects the themes of Lent either implicitly or explicitly. He's written a couple of posts in preparation for this Lent that says well much of what I've hoped to represent here each year.

  • I've begun to create a main blog page for each liturgical season.  You can find the Lent page under the Worship & Liturgy tab in the main menu.

(see all Epiphany posts from 2017 here)