For 16 March 2014, Transfiguration, based on Matthew 17:1-9
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4Then Peter said to Jesus, â€œLord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.â€ 5While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, â€œThis is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!â€ 6When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. 7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, â€œGet up and do not be afraid.â€ 8And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone. 9As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, â€œTell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.