Sunday, August 06, 2006

Vacation Bible Refreshment: The Transfiguration of Our Lord

It only happens every five or six years...and this is one of them! Today, August 6 -- the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord -- falls on a Sunday. While the feast isn't a Holy Day of Obligation, when it falls on a Sunday it supercedes the ordinary liturgical calendar day (in this case, the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.)

Which is a blessing for us, because this means we hear the event of Jesus' Transfiguration on two Sundays this year.

My questions to you are:

1.) On what Sunday, every year, do we hear of Our Lord transfigured into glory?

2.) Why do you suppose this is so?