transfiguration love

transfiguration

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
  • noun A change that glorifies or exalts.
  • noun Bible The sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus that occurred on a mountain.
  • noun The Christian feast commemorating this event, observed on August 6 in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox churches and on the Sunday before Lent in most Protestant churches.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A festival observed in the Greek, the Roman Catholic, and the Anglican Churches on August 6th, in commemoration of Christ's transfiguration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a large change in appearance or form; a metamorphosis
  • noun a change that exalts or glorifies

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify
  • noun (New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus
  • noun (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
  • noun a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The transfiguration is a feast which originated in the Eastern Church, becoming widely observed by the end of the first millennium.

    The light of Tabor

  • _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.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • She was beaten down, overwhelmed, freed, as though the transfiguration were her own, from the pitiful barriers of consciousness ....

    The Bent Twig

  • It is transformation, transfiguration, that is the fairy-story, be it a divine or a diabolical change.

    The Art of the Moving Picture

  • 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.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 02 Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English. in Twenty Volumes

  • 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.

    How to become like Christ

  • 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.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

  • 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.

    Biographical Essays

  • 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.

    InstaPunk

  • 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.

    InstaPunk

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.