Transfiguration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n transfiguration the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify
    • n transfiguration a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances "the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting"
    • n Transfiguration (New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus
    • n Transfiguration (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transfiguration 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. Of the nature and source of Christ's transfiguration the Scripture offers no explanation. It took place on “an high mountain apart,” generally supposed to be either Mount Hermon or Mount Tabor.
    • n transfiguration A festival observed in the Greek, the Roman Catholic, and the Anglican Churches on August 6th, in commemoration of Christ's transfiguration. Synonyms See transform, v. t.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Transfiguration trans-fig-ūr-ā′shun a change of form
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Usage

In literature:

The Transfiguration would deepen the spirituality, with possibly an added glory-touch.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
He was transfigured by Hortense, who was to him inspiration made visible.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
The end is in the first Allegro theme of the symphony, in transfigured major tone.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
None, except where the golden mist comes and transfigures them into one glory.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
We might define Fairy Splendor as furniture transfigured, for without transfiguration there is no spiritual motion of any kind.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
She seemed to be transfigured.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
The Episcopal "Church of the Transfiguration" is unique in that it is an open air building, the altar only being roofed.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
Was some of the transfiguring glory still lingering in that great face?
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
As the transfiguration followed the prayer on Hermon, so this initial consecration was answered from heaven.
"The Life of Jesus of Nazareth" by Rush Rhees
He turned, and saw a face transfigured.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
But now that landscape was transfigured, because many influences had met to make it, for the moment, an enchanted land.
"Hills and the Sea" by H. Belloc
Well then, secondly, note the transfigured life.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
He met her smile with one which transfigured his own handsome face.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
Never shall I forget the transfiguration in the woman's face when she looked into the face of my baby.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
She spoke as one transfigured.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
The backs of his books are scrolled and transfigured.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
All human tendencies appear transfigured into glowing forms of light on Mount Olympus.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
A couple of transfigured lunatics.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
He is never didactic, but his faith is the root of his art, and transforms and transfigures it.
"An Introduction to the Study of Browning" by Arthur Symons
They are all alike; a virgin birth, a miraculous life, and transfiguration.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
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In poetry:

On the bow stood Bishop Sigurd,
In his robes, as one transfigured,
And the Crucifix he planted
High amid the rain and mist.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
O Love! O Life! Our faith and sight
Thy presence maketh one
As through transfigured clouds of white
We trace the noon-day sun.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier
With more than all her old-time pride
She walks the rye-field at his side,
Careless of cot or hall,
Since love transfigures all.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thus passed the time, until the moon serene
Stood over high dominion like a dream
Of peace: within the white, transfigured woods;
And o’er the vast dew-dripping wilderness
Of slopes illumined with her silent fires.
"The Glen of Arrawatta" by Henry Kendall
"My beloved sings," he said, " no other.
She would cheat my heart and hide her pain."
So went in, undreaming of another.
In the shadowed place where she had lain,
Radiant and transfigured. Eve the mother.
Leaning on her elbow, sang to Cain.
"Cain" by Ethel Clifford
If this were Love why should I turn away?
Am I not, too, made of the common clay?
Is life so fair, am I so fortunate,
I can refuse the capricious gift of Fate,
The sudden glory, the unhoped-for flowers,
The transfiguration of my earthly hours?
"Via Amoris" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

The Islamic regime will not transfigure Mousavi into a martyr by arresting and trying him for sedition, nor will they exile him so that he can speak freely and escalate his rhetoric to revolutionary heights.
During the event Christians call the Transfiguration , Jesus' disciples awoke from a mountaintop nap to witness a revelation that Jesus was not a mere Earth-walking mortal, but the Heaven-bound God.
Transfiguration Ukrainian Church celebrates Easter.
Mystery, Music, and Metamorphosis intertwine in Gerald Elias' fourth novel, Death and Transfiguration .
Death and Transfiguration on Tuesday's Access Utah.
Former Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster, Gerald Elias' new Daniel Jacobus mystery novel " Death and Transfiguration " takes place at the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Clever 'Death and Transfiguration ' intriguing to mystery, music fans.
As Luke's account of the Transfiguration reminds us: bathed in transfigured light, they spoke of his exodus which was to take place in Jerusalem.
When Jesus is transfigured , it is as if there is a brief glimpse of the end of all things — the world aflame with God's light.
Transfiguration of an Audience.
On Oct 6, a celebration of life service for Dewey Folkestad, age 78, will be held at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minn. A gathering will take place at 10 am and a service will be held at 11 with a luncheon to follow.
We are asked to participate in the labour of this transfiguration.
We'll put up another Transfiguration post tomorrow.
Funeral Mass at Transfiguration RC C.
The couple was married on Aug 25, 1962, by Monsignor Stanislaus Wolf in Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton.
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