06 August 2008

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.

O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Today is also the anniversary 63rd anniversary of the annihilation of Hiroshima by the first atomic bomb used. Let us pray for the victims of violence and let us pray for peace.

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Make sure to read Padre Mickey's post on the Transfiguration. You'll find it here. Thanks to him also, for the cool icon I shamelessly stole from his blog!

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