We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


In you is the Source of Life, Alleluia!

~And in your light we see light. Alleluia


Hymn for the Transfiguration

O wondrous type! O vision fair Of glory that your people share,

Which Christ upon the mountain shows, Where brighter than the sun he glows!


With Moses and Elijah nigh The_incarnate Word holds converse high;

And from the cloud the Holy One Bears witness to the Only Son.


With shining face and bright array, Christ deigns to manifest today

What glory shall be theirs above Who live in God with perfect love.


And faithful hearts are raised on high By this great vision’s mystery;

For which in joyful strains we raise The voice of prayer, the hymns of praise.


Great Abba, with the_eternal Son, and Holy Spirit, ever One.

Grant us who praise your loving grace the gift to see You face to face.  Amen.

Text: Sarum Hymnary (15th Century), trans. J.M. Neale, alt.  Tune: HIM ALONE L.M., Gethsemani, 1968


Evening Psalm


And they heard a voice from the cloud:

“This is my Beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased: Hear him!”

 Revelation 11:17-18; 12:10-12

We give you thanks and praise,

God of Power and Sovereign over all–

the God who is and who was

for you have taken power into your hands

and have entered upon your reign.


The nations have raged and caused destruction,

but the day of retribution has come:

now is the time to judge those who have died,

now is the time to reward the prophets who served you

and your beloved who revere your Name,

and to stop those who are destroying the earth.


This is the hour of victory for our God,

the hour of salvation and power,

when God’s Anointed

begins the reign of Justice.


For the Prosecutor has been overthrown,

–who day and night accused humanity before God–

conquered by the sacrifice of the Lamb

and by the testimony of the saints,

for their love of life did not prevent them

from laying down their lives out of love.


So rejoice, O you heavens

and all you that dwell therein!

Give glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore. 

And they heard a voice from the cloud:

“This is my Beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased: Hear him!”


Reading           2 Peter 1: 16-19

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 Abba
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.


R. Out of Zion’s perfect beauty he shines our God comes and keeps silence no longer.  V. Christ will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

V.  Glory to the Holy One and the Word and the Breath of Love.

Gospel Antiphon

You who were transfigured today in glory,

illuminate us also with the light of your knowledge,

and lead us on the path of your commandments, that in your light we may see light.

Canticle of Mary

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the ONE and to  WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

You who were transfigured today in glory,

illuminate us also with the light of your knowledge,

and lead us on the path of your commandments, that in your light we may see light.




Litany of Intercession

With Peter, James, and John, lead us up the mountain of contemplative awareness

~ where we will gaze with compassion on the whole of reality which reveals God’s glory.


With Moses, Elijah, and all your prophets and saints,  welcome us into the sharing of God’s wisdom ~which continues as we open our hearts and minds to insights from other ages and spiritual traditions.


With those who heard the voice from the cloud, open our minds  and hearts to know and love you ~ and our ears to listen and learn from what you have said and done.


With the apostles, raise us from our fears so that we can follow you back down the mountain ~where you call and grace us to continue your mission and ministry.


With you may we hear the voice of our Abba say to each of us: “You are my beloved in whom I take delight” ~so our lives will be transfigured and we may share light with the world. 


You taught us to pray…


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…


Closing Prayer

God of Life and Light, through the mystery of the Transfiguration you revealed that in his teaching and way of living and loving, Jesus reveals your glory and fulfills both the Law and the Prophets.  May our celebration of this holy feast rehearse us in learning from his teachings and living by his values and so, bring us closer to realizing the freedom, flourishing and fullness of life that your love offers to us and all creation, both now  and forever.   ~Amen.



May Adonai+ bless us and keep us.  ~Amen 

May the Face of Adonai + shine on us and be gracious to us. ~Amen 

May Adonai + look upon us with favor and give us peace.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.    ~And give thanks to God.




Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon 

Marian Antiphon

Mother of mercy, our Queen, we greet you! Our life, our hope, our happiness, we hail you.

We call to you as Eve’s own children, and exiles; To you we lift our heart in sorrow and fear, in this valley of tears.  Turn then, our loving Advocate, and look with favor upon us.  And after our life in exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.  O gracious, O loving, O Virgin benign, our Mother Mary.


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God;

~ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray.  Holy, Mighty and Immortal God, through the working of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the glorious virgin Mother Mary, as a worthy dwelling for your Word; grant that we, who celebrate her memory each evening, may with the help of her prayers, be freed from ever-present evil, and come to share the fulness of life eternal.   Amen.