Week of Sunday, February 11
Transfiguration of Our Lord / Last Sunday after Epiphany
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The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven. But now Jesus’ three closest friends hear the same words naming him God’s beloved son. As believers, Paul writes, we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts to give us that vision. The light of God’s glory in Jesus has enlightened us through baptism and shines in us also for others to see.
Readings and Psalm
2 Kings 2:1-12
Elijah taken up to heaven and succeeded by Elisha
Out of Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth in glory. (Ps. 50:2)
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
God’s light seen clearly in the face of Christ
Revelation of Christ as God’s beloved Son