The Sunday before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, in our tradition, is observed as Transfiguration Sunday. The Transfiguration of our Lord functioned as the introit for his final journey to Jerusalem: a journey we follow during Lent.
The Orthodox branch of Christianity (it observes Transfiguration later in the year) makes much more of the event. In Orthodoxy, Transfiguration is treated as a significant event in its own right; not as a prelude to something else. Some of the music for the observance of the Transfiguration in Orthodoxy is glorious; and well worth a listen.
The accounts of the Transfiguration in the gospels tell us that Jesus was irradiated with divine light. It may have been that irradiation to which John referred when he said, “We beheld his glory.” Have you been a witness to glory? Or, we may ask, have we lost a sense of glory?
Join us for worship on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. if you can; you might jut catch a glimpse of glory.
Welcome to First United Baptist Church!
We are a multi-generational, multi-cultural community in the heart of Lowell. We are committed to growing together in Christ’s love and service by joining together in worship, learning, spiritual practice and service to each other and our community. Join us on Sunday morning or at any church event. There is always room at the table!
Upcoming Event: Viewing The Shack movie together. Contact us for more details.