Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Transfiguration

Today is the Old Calendar feast of the Transfiguration, when Christ went on Mount Tabor with Peter, James, and John and shone like the sun. I didn't make it to church this morning because I haven't been sleeping well (which is such a terrible excuse). But I did the first canon for the feast this morning--it reminded me that even when I'm not in a parish situation (i.e., when I go back to school) I can still do things.

"When Thou was transfigured on Mount Tabor, O Christ Our God, Thou didst show Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it. Let Thy everlasting light illumine also us sinners, through the intercessions of the Mother of God. Giver of Light, glory to Thee!" (Troparion of the feast)

I have a lot planned for today--hopefully it will be a productive and blessed one.


Gretchen Joanna said...

I appreciate your reminder and example of how to participate in The Church even when you can't be *in* the church.
Just stumbled on your blog today, by searching for people who also like Goudge, and want to say, I am glad you are writing it!

MaureenE said...

Thank you! Nice to find someone else who likes Goudge. :)

Mimi said...

Happy Feast Day! Many Years!

elizabeth said...

Happy Feast Day! I love this Troparion ... we are so blessed!

Pam H. said...

I read your blog on poetry reading, days ago, and printed a copy of it and the poem, thinking I would find a quiet moment and follow instructions. Well, it hasn't happened. I still have them, and I hope to do it soon!

I don't remember (was I not paying attention in class then?) learning the bit about the rhymed lines having a theme (Rhyme A = subject one, Rhyme B = subject two, etc. I'm not sure "subject" is the word I want, but can't think of a better.) That is what you meant, isn't it?