Fourth Luminous Mystery

The Transfiguration-Jesus and three apostles go to the top of Mt. Tabor where they see Jesus shining in God’s glory along with the prophets Elijah & Moses.

When the three disciples and Jesus reached the top of the mountain, Jesus’ “face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.”

Then suddenly Peter, James and John saw Moses and Elias appear.

Imagine how Peter, James and John felt confused and happy at the same time

They were talking to Jesus. Peter got very excited and didn’t really understand the significance of what was happening as he called out to Jesus saying…

“Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.”

Jesus did not answer him and a bright cloud came and covered them.

A booming voice came from the cloud.

It was the voice of God.

The words they heard were, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.”

This frightened Peter, James and John. Immediately they fell to the ground.

Jesus went to them, stooped down, gently touched them then said, “Arise, and fear not.”

When they arose, they only saw Jesus and the apparition was over.

While they were making their descent from the mountain Jesus gave them this command…

“Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead.” -Matthew 17:9 =