2580 Jesus Christ, transfiguration of
The revelation of the glory of Jesus Christ, shortly before his death, at which his disciples caught sight of him in his full majesty. The transfiguration brought home to the disciples that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
The glory of Jesus Christ is revealed at the transfiguration
Jesus Christ prepares for his glory to be revealed Lk 9:28 pp Mt 17:1 pp Mk 9:2
Jesus Christ is visibly transfigured Mt 17:2 pp Mk 9:2-3 pp Lk 9:29 The transfiguration was a glimpse of Jesus Christ’s glory whereby his physical appearance was visibly changed.
The disciples are eye-witnesses of Jesus Christ’s glory Mt 17:6 See also Mk 9:9; Lk 9:32; Jn 1:14; 2Pe 1:16
Moses and Elijah appear at the transfiguration
Lk 9:30-31 pp Mt 17:3 pp Mk 9:4 “departure” refers to Jesus Christ’s death.
God’s voice is heard at the transfiguration
Mt 17:5 pp Mk 9:7 pp Lk 9:35 God the Father’s voice is heard authenticating Jesus Christ’s ministry. See also Mt 3:17 pp Mk 1:11 pp Lk 3:22; 2Pe 1:17-18
The disciples’response to the transfiguration
Peter’s wish to build shelters Mt 17:4 pp Mk 9:5-6 pp Lk 9:33
Fear Mt 17:6-7; Mk 9:6; Lk 9:34
Questioning and confusion Mt 17:10 pp Mk 9:10-11
They keep to themselves what they have seen and heard Lk 9:36 pp Mt 17:9-10 pp Mk 9:9-10 These verses reiterate that Jesus Christ’s full glory was hidden from the world until his resurrection.