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Feast of the Transfiguration, Transfiguration Sunday

In Sweden and Finland since the sixteenth century, the Feast of the Transfiguration has been celebrated as Transfiguration Sunday on the seventh Sunday after Trinity Sunday (now the eighth Sunday after Pentecost). The Transfiguration of Christ was a turning point in his life. The Bible says the Apostles saw his Divinity with their own eyes and heard God’s voice say: ‘This is my beloved Son, listen to him.’
In the Bible it says the Apostles not only saw the transfigured Christ on the mount, but also saw Moses and Elijah, representatives of the Law and the Prophets. From the beginning, the Christian Church has seen the life, death and resurrection of Christ as fulfilment of Old Testament promises.
The Feast of the Transfiguration is one of the twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, and one of the 24 most important liturgical feasts of the Catholic Church.