Sunday Next Before Lent

Introduction and Call to Worship

Our Diocesan vision calls on us to transform Church and transform lives. All transformation begins and ends with Jesus our Lord whose very transfiguration atop a mountain shines into our lives today through our liturgy, our encounter with Christ present among us.

Today’s Readings

First Reading Exodus 34:29-35

Moses has spent forty days and nights with God on Mount Sinai receiving the Law. Now he returns to his people with God’s commandments.

Second Reading 2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2

Paul has been arguing that the new covenant brought in by Christ supersedes the old Mosaic one and that the ministry of the Spirit has greater glory than that of the Law.

Gospel Reading Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a]

Jesus has been teaching his disciples that he must suffer, die and rise again. Now some of them get a taste of the glory that will be Christ’s once his suffering is complete.

HOMILY “Then from the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!’” (Luke 9:35)