Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
On Transfiguration Sunday the sermon was delivered by Alli Huggins, the Digital Associate for Communications at the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Alli preached about her upcoming through-hike of the Appalachian Trail and about how she and her companions will be living an outdoor ministry for the next six months.
am ten days away from my attempt at a thru-hike, which is to say my attempt at walking 2,189 miles in one calendar year along the Appalachian trail.
I wanted to begin with some trail lingo to get you through the next couple of minutes with me, and to add to your repertoire of random knowledge:
Read the rest of the sermon and learn more about Alli’s hike on theatsaunterers.com.