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Divine Liturgy and the Abolition of Death

There is no greater reminder of the proper sequencing of things than the Feast of the Transfiguration which appears in the Liturgical calendar as a kind of Pascha before Pascha. In the words of Father Stephen, it is

a glimpse, (out of sequence in a place where sequence has no place), of the fullness of Divinity. Christ appears with Elijah and Moses, the living and the dead, the prophets and the law, and speaks with them concerning His Pascha. And this happens in the context of the Divine Light – a brightness that was beyond the disciples’ ability to bear.

The connectivity of certain aspects of the life of Christ stand out especially well.  To know the resurrected Christ is also to know the crucified Christ. What happened to him before cannot be understood apart from what happens to him after.  The Living One may have died, but He is alive forevermore (1 Rev 18).

The Feast of the Transfiguration falls on the 6th August in the Gregorian calendar, and again on the 19th in the old Julian calendar.

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  1. A Genius of Compression
    August 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    “The connectivity of certain aspects of the life of Christ stand out especially well. To know the resurrected Christ is also to know the crucified Christ. What happened to him before cannot be understood apart from what happens to him after. The Living One may have died, but He is alive forevermore (1 Rev 18).”

    Perfect. Can I say that?

    • September 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      You most certainly can, Sir!

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