Letter from the Pastor

February 24, 2018

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Jesus brought Peter, James and John up the
mountain and was transfigured before them. He also
brought those same Apostles with Him in the Garden of
Gethsemane. Jesus saw these two events as intimately
related. The transfiguration was to prepare the Apostles
for the Savior’s passion.

Moses and Elijah appeared on Mount Tabor with
Our Divine Lord. In ancient times, God sent Moses and
Elijah to speak for Him and to defend God’s rights in the
face of abuses by leaders both secular and religious.
Jesus reveals Himself to strengthen His Apostles for the
same mission. The world and the kingdom of God have
nothing in common.

Reverence the Lord’s beautiful transfiguration.
Divine power resides in Him fully. Cast out all fear of
proclaiming Jesus Christ before leaders secular or
religious. Face your crosses (and death) with courage and
anticipation. The Lord has triumphed over sin and death.
Our resurrection awaits. Do not be afraid.

God bless you,

Fr. Geary