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Sunday, August 6, 2017
9:00 am High Altar
The Tranfiguration is remembered each year not only on (or near) August 6, but also on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, the season of Epiphany being a time when we travel alongside the disciples as they come to know Jesus of Nazareth as Christ, the Messiah.
At Saint Thomas, there have been many sermons over the years which are helpful in understanding this miraculous event. Among them are these.
O God, who on the holy mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thy 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 thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
This 45 minute service at the High Altar includes lessons, prayers, hymns, a sermon, and a Sung Eucharist. For the 9am service only, worshipers are invited to sit in the choir stalls behind the choir in the chancel, or (as always) in the pews below on the floor of the nave.
Celebrant: Fr Spurlock
Preacher: Fr Spurlock
Deacon: Fr McNeeley
Subdeacon: Fr Daniels
Rite: Rite I
Lesson: 2 Peter 1:13-21
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36