from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
- n. A change that glorifies or exalts.
- n. Bible The sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus that occurred on a mountain.
- n. The Christian feast commemorating this event, observed on August 6 in the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, on August 19 in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and on the Sunday before Lent in most Protestant churches.
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- n. a large change in appearance or form; a metamorphosis
- n. a change that exalts or glorifies
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. change of form or appearance; particularly, the change in the personal appearance of Christ, in the presence of three of his disciples (Peter, James, and John), described in Mat. xvii. 1–9; hence, some similar transformation.
- n. A festival observed in the Greek, the Roman Catholic, and the Anglican Churches on August 6th, in commemoration of Christ's transfiguration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify
- n. (New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus
- n. (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
- n. a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
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The transfiguration is a feast which originated in the Eastern Church, becoming widely observed by the end of the first millennium.
_I answer that, _ The clarity which Christ assumed in His transfiguration was the clarity of glory as to its essence, but not as to its mode of being.
She was beaten down, overwhelmed, freed, as though the transfiguration were her own, from the pitiful barriers of consciousness ....
It is transformation, transfiguration, that is the fairy-story, be it a divine or a diabolical change.
He stood against a background where the Creator had opened out the universe; a spiritual influence went out from him; his sufferings were adopted as an example, and his transfiguration was the pledge of ever-lastingness.
Now, it is to this conversation that the incident known as the transfiguration is linked by all the evangelists who relate it -- the first three.
In like manner in the transfiguration, which is the sacrament of the second regeneration, the whole Trinity appeared; the Father in the voice, the Son in the man, and the Holy Spirit in the cloud.
It could not be called a transfiguration that sleep had worked in his face; for the features wore essentially the same expression when waking; but sleep spiritualized that expression, exalted it, and also harmonized it.
The moment I've previously called transfiguration is tantamount to the sexual release Hitchcock obtained by controlling and commanding the beautiful women he could never possess sexually in real life.
And then they talked with Christ of his death at that time when he was in the greatest height of glory, that ever he admitted in this world, that is, his transfiguration.