Liturgy Planning

August 6: The Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [614]

First Reading

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 | His clothing was snow bright.

As I watched: Thrones were set in place and one of great age took his seat. His robe was white as snow, the hair of his head as pure as wool. His throne was a blaze of flames, its wheels were a burning fire. A stream of fire poured out, issuing from his presence. A thousand thousand waited on him, ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. A court was held and the books were opened.

I gazed into the visions of the night.

And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man. He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence. On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.


2 Peter 1:16-19 | We heard this ourselves, spoken from heaven

It was not any cleverly invented myths that we were repeating when we brought you the knowledge of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; we had seen his majesty for ourselves. He was honoured and glorified by God the Father, when the Sublime Glory itself spoke to him and said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour.’ We heard this ourselves, spoken from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.

  So we have confirmation of what was said in prophecies; and you will be right to depend on prophecy and take it as a lamp for lighting a way through the dark until the dawn comes and the morning star rises in your minds.


Psalm 97:1-2. 5-6, 9 | The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

  The Lord is king, let earth rejoice,

  let all the coastlands be glad.

  Cloud and darkness are his raiment;

  his throne, justice and right.

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

  The mountains melt like wax

  before the Lord of all the earth.

  The skies proclaim his justice;

  all peoples see his glory.

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

  For you indeed are the Lord

  most high above all the earth,

  exalted far above all spirits.

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

Gospel Acclamation

This is my Son, the Beloved: he enjoys my favour. Listen to him

Matthew 17:5c


Luke 9:28b-36 | Jesus is transfigured before them

Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up the mountain to pray. As he prayed, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became brilliant as lightning. Suddenly there were two men there talking to him; they were Moses and Elijah appearing in glory, and they were speaking of his passing which he was to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep, but they kept awake and saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As these were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ – He did not know what he was saying. As he spoke, a cloud came and covered them with shadow; and when they went into the cloud the disciples were afraid. And a voice came from the cloud saying, ‘This is my Son, the Chosen One. Listen to him.’ And after the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. The disciples kept silence and, at that time, told no one what they had seen.


'Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, and used by permission of the publishers'


Psalm 97: The Lord Is King
Composer: Guimont, Michel
Publisher: GIA

Hymns & Songs

Cross of Our Hope
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: Blessed Basil Moreau
Go Make Of All Disciples
Text: Adkins, Leon M.
Publisher: GIA
I Am the Bread of Life / Yo Soy el Pan de Vida
Composer: Toolan, Suzanne
Text: Toolan, Suzanne
Publisher: GIA
Lift High the Cross
Text: Kitchin, George W.
Take Up Your Cross
Composer: Everest, Charles W.
Those Who Love and Those Who Labor
Composer: Gaelic folk hymn
Text: Dearmer, Geoffrey
Publisher: GIA