[[Image:Transfiguration.jpg|right|frame|The Transfiguration of Christ]]
The '''Transfiguration''' of Christ is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated on [[August 6]].
[[Jesus Christ|Jesus]] had gone with his disciples [[Apostle Peter|Peter]], [[Apostle James (son of Zebedee)|James]], and [[Apostle John|John]] to [[Mount Tabor]]. Christ's appearance was changed while they watched into a glorious radiant figure. There appeared [[Elijah]] and [[Moses]], speaking with Jesus. The disciples were amazed and terribly afraid.
This event shows forth the divinity of Christ, so that the disciples would understand after his Ascension that He was truly the radiant splendor of the [[Father]], and that his Passion was voluntary ([[Gospel of Mark|Mark]] 9:2-9). It also shows the possibility of our own [[theosis]].
This event was the subject of some debates between [[Gregory Palamas]] and [[Barlaam of Calabria]]. Barlaam believed that the light shining from Jesus was created light, while Gregory maintained the disciples were given [[grace]] to perceive the uncreated light of God. This supported Gregory's larger argument that although we cannot know God in His ''essence'', we can know Him in his ''energies'', as He reveals Himself.
Accounts of the Transfiguration are found in the [[Bible]]: [[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 17:1-8, [[Gospel of Mark|Mark]] 9:2-9, [[Gospel of Luke|Luke]] 9:28-36, and [[II Peter]] 1:16-19.
== Traditions ==
:And would proclaim to the world,
:That You are truly the Radiance of the Father!
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=102215 The Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ] [[OCA]] web site
/en/special/listen_learn_share/transfiguration /learn/ The Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ] [[GOARCH]] web site
*[http://oca.org/OCchapter.asp?SID=2&ID=83 Transfiguration] - ''The Orthodox Faith'', by the V. Rev. [[Thomas Hopko]]
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/festal/phf12.htm Icon of Transfiguration]
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