Readings For Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus

First Reading
Dn 7:9–10, 13–14

His clothing was snow bright.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Daniel

As I watched:
   Thrones were set up
      and the Ancient One took his throne.
   His clothing was bright as snow,
      and the hair on his head as white as wool;
   his throne was flames of fire,
      with wheels of burning fire.
   A surging stream of fire
      flowed out from where he sat;
   thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,
      and myriads upon myriads attended him.
The court was convened and the books were opened.

As the visions during the night continued, I saw:
   one like a Son of man coming,
      on the clouds of heaven;
   when he reached the Ancient One
      and was presented before him,
   the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
      all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
   His dominion is an everlasting dominion
      that shall not be taken away,
      his kingship shall not be destroyed.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9

R. :

R. (1a, 9a) The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
   let the many islands be glad.
Clouds and darkness are round about him,
   justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
   before the LORD of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
   and all peoples see his glory.

R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

Because you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth,
   exalted far above all gods.

R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.


Second Reading
2 Pt 1:16–19

We ourselaves heard this voice from heaven.

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Peter

Beloved:
We did not follow cleverly devised myths
   when we made known to you
   the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received honor and glory from God the Father
   when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory,
   “This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven
   while we were with him on the holy mountain.
Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable.
You will do well to be attentive to it,
   as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
   until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Year A

Gospel Acclamation
Mt 17:5c

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

This is my Beloved Son with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel
Mt 17:1-9

His face shone like the sun.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John,
   and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them;
   his face shone like the sun
   and his clothes became white as light.
And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
   conversing with him.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
   “Lord, it is good that we are here.
If you wish, I will make three tents here,
   one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold,
   a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,
   then from the cloud came a voice that said,
   “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
   listen to him.”
When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate
   and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
   “Rise, and do not be afraid.”
And when the disciples raised their eyes,
   they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
   Jesus charged them,
   “Do not tell the vision to anyone
   until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

Year C


Gospel Acclamation
Mt 17:5c

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Mk 9:2–10

While Jesus was praying his face changed in appearance.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus took Peter, John, and James
   and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
   and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
   who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
   that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
   but becoming fully awake,
   they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus,
   “Master, it is good that we are here;
   let us make three tents,
   one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking,
   a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
   and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
   “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time
   tell anyone what they had seen.

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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