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29 January 2012
Homily for Transfiguration of Our Lord
Those of us using the Lutheran Service Book One-Year Lectionary celebrated the Transfiguration of Our Lord this morning. While others in Christendom celebrate the Transfiguration on 6 August, our Lutheran custom of placing it at this time of the year serves as the perfect transition from the joyous Epiphany season to the time of penitential reflection in Lent. Not only do we get to bask in the wondrous type and vision fair of our Lord revealing Himself in brilliant, radiant glory, but we also get prepared for descending into our Lord's Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection. That, after all, is our Lord's real glory--going to the Cross to atone for our sins and conquer our worst enemy, death.