A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew 17:1-9
Jesus took Peter and the brothers James and John with him.
They went up on a very high mountain where they could be alone.
There in front of the disciples Jesus was completely changed.
His face was shining like the sun,
and his clothes became white as light.
All at once Moses and Elijah were there talking with Jesus.
So Peter said to him, “Lord, it is good for us to be here!
Let us make three shelters,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While Peter was still speaking,
The shadow of a bright cloud passed over them.
From the cloud a voice said,
“This is my own dear Son, and I am pleased with him.
Listen to what he says!”
When the disciples heard the voice,
they were so afraid that they fell flat on the ground.
But Jesus came over and touched them.
He said, “Get up and don’t be afraid!”
When they opened their eyes, they saw only Jesus.
On their way down from the mountain,
Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone what they had seen
until after the Son of Man had been raised from death.
The gospel of the Lord.