O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament 29
Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30
So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31
Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them. 32
Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments all that the LORD had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. 33
And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34
But whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded. 35
And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.
1 Officiant: The Word of the Lord. The People:
Thanks be to God.
The LORD reigns; Let the peoples tremble! He dwells between the cherubim; Let the earth be moved! 2
The LORD is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples. 3
Let them praise Your great and awesome name -- He is holy. 4
The King's strength also loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. 5
Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His footstool -- He is holy. 6
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the LORD, and He answered them. 7
He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar; They kept His testimonies and the ordinance He gave them. 8
You answered them, O LORD our God; You were to them God-Who-Forgives, Though You took vengeance on their deeds. 9
Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His holy hill; For the LORD our God is holy. *At the end of the Psalms this is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
New Testament 13
2 Peter 1:13-21
Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 14
knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15
Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. 16
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17
For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.' 18
And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 19
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20
knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21
for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Officiant: The Word of the Lord. The People:
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Introduction to the Gospel:
Deacon:The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you. Or And with your spirit
Deacon: May the Lord be on our minds, on our lips, and on our hearts as we hear His Holy Gospel. The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.
Deacon: We are reading from Luke's Gospel chapter 9, beginning at verse 28
Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29
As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. 30
And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, 31
who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32
But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him. 33
Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, 'Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah' -- not knowing what he said. 34
While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the cloud. 35
And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, 'This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!' 36
When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found alone. But they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.
After the Gospel reading, the deacon elevates the book and says:
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Christ.