The Transfiguration of Our Lord

6 August
Gold or White
Invitation to Confession

When Christ appears we shall be like him,

because we shall see him as he is.

As he is pure,

all who have grasped this hope make themselves pure.

So let us confess our sins that mar his image in us.

Kyrie Confession

Your unfailing kindness, O Lord, is in the heavens,

and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,

and your justice as the great deep:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

For with you is the well of life

and in your light shall we see light:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Collect

Father in heaven,

whose Son Jesus Christ was wonderfully transfigured

before chosen witnesses upon the holy mountain,

and spoke of the exodus he would accomplish at Jerusalem:

give us strength so to hear his voice and bear our cross

that in the world to come we may see him as he is;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Lectionary

Principal Service

Daniel 7.9,10,13,14

Psalm 97

2 Peter 1.16-19

Luke 9.28-36

Second Service

Exodus 34.29-end

2 Corinthians 3

Evening Psalm

Psalm 72

Third Service

Ecclesiasticus 48.1-10 or 1 Kings 19.1-16

1 John 3.1-3

Morning Psalms

Psalms 27, 150

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia.

Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Alleluia.

Intercession

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,

let us pray to the Father.

Lord of glory, it is good that we are here.

In peace we make our prayer to you.

In trust we confirm our faith in you …

Help us to set our faces steadfastly to where you would have us go.

Lord, look with favour.

Lord, transfigure and heal.

Lord of glory, look with favour on your Church,

proclaiming your beloved Son to the world

and listening to the promptings of his Spirit …

May she be renewed in holiness that she may reflect your glory.

Lord, look with favour.

Lord, transfigure and heal.

Lord of glory, look with favour on the nations of the world,

scarred by hatred, strife and war …

May they be healed by the touch of your hand.

Lord, look with favour.

Lord, transfigure and heal.

Lord of glory, look with favour on those in need and distress,

suffering as your Son has suffered

and waiting for the salvation you promise …

May the day break

and Christ the Morning Star bring them the light of his presence.

Lord, look with favour.

Lord, transfigure and heal.

Lord of glory, it is good if we suffer with you

so that we shall be glorified with you.

According to your promise bring all Christ’s brothers and sisters …

to see him with their own eyes in majesty

and to be changed into his likeness from glory to glory.

To him be praise, dominion and worship

now and for all eternity.

Amen.

Introduction to the Peace

Christ will transfigure our human body

and give it a form like that of his own glorious body.

We are the body of Christ.

We share his peace.

Prayer at the Preparation of the Table

Holy God,

receive all we bring before you this day,

and bring us also to that radiant glory

which we see in the transfigured face

of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Preface

And now we give you thanks

because the divine glory of the incarnate Word

shone forth upon the holy mountain before the chosen witnesses of his majesty;

and your own voice from heaven proclaimed your beloved Son.

Extended Preface

It is indeed right and good,

our duty and our joy,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

holy Father, almighty and eternal God,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For on this day he revealed his glory

before his chosen witnesses

and filled with divine splendour

the human flesh in which he is one with us.

So he prepared his disciples

to bear the scandal of the cross

and showed that in the Church, his body,

the same glory would be fulfilled

that shone forth from him, its head.

And so with joyful hearts we echo on earth

the song of the angels in heaven

as they praise your glory without end:

Post Communion

Holy God,

we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:

may we who are partakers at his table

reflect his life in word and deed,

that all the world may know his power to change and save.

This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessing

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,

fill you with radiance

and scatter the darkness from your path.

Amen.

Christ, the Sun of Righteousness,

gladden your eyes and warm your heart.

Amen.

Christ, the Dayspring from on high,

draw near to guide your feet into the way of peace.

Amen.

And the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

(or)

Christ Jesus,

the splendour of the Father and the image of his being,

draw you to himself

that you may live in his light and share his glory;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

Acclamation

By the appearance on earth of our Saviour Jesus Christ

God has broken the power of death

and brought life and immortality to light.

Arise, shine, for your light has come

and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

For though darkness shall cover the earth

and thick darkness the nations,

the Lord will rise upon you

and his glory will be seen upon you.

By the appearance on earth of our Saviour Jesus Christ

God has broken the power of death

and brought life and immortality to light.

Short Passages of Scripture

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;

those who lived in a land of deep darkness –

on them light has shined.

Isaiah 9.2

Arise, shine, for your light has come,

and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Isaiah 60.1

It is good, Lord, to be here.

Matthew 17.4

Jesus spoke to them, saying,

‘I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness

but will have the light of life.’

John 8.12

Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest,

but was appointed by the one who said to him,

‘You are my Son, today have I begotten you.’

Hebrews 5.5