Our Lord Jesus encountered the Father in a moment of dazzling glory
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered,
And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep:
And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus,
While he thus spoke, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them:
This is my beloved Son: hear him.
And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone.
(Luke 9:28-36; see also Matthew 17:1-13 and Mark 9:2-13)
The place of Transfiguration is not named by any of the Evangelists,
The Saviour did not bring all His disciples up to the mountain,
Looking at the Saviour in astonishment,
Moreover, many of the Jews accused Christ of disregarding the Law
The appearance of the ancient prophets who had gone to the better world
The conversation of Moses and Elias with Christ
The special graceful state of the Apostles during the Saviour's Transfiguration
As the Evangelists say, at that moment everyone on the mountain
"Whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name,
Hearing the voice from the cloud, the disciples fell on the ground in fear.
Everything was unusual for them here on the mountain:
When they were coming down, Jesus forbade the Apostles to tell anyone
Still it was too early to tell about the Transfiguration to the Jewish public at large
whose senses would anticipate the Messiah as a powerful king and conqueror.
One of the eye witnesses of this event, the Apostle Peter,
O God, our Father, in the transfigured glory of Christ Thy Son,
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love you!