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The Transfiguration

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August 6

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

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View from Mount Tabor

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

Highlights of the festivity

Mount Tabor in the Galilee - A festive mass is celebrated in the morning in the magnificent Catholic Church of the Transfiguration.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Ceaseria Philipi - an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon (”Now when Jesus came to the district of Ceaseria Philipi…” Matthew 16:13)
  • Mount Hermon - another 4th cen. Tradition suggested the monumental Hermon Mount as the place of the transfiguration.

 

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