This painting by Raphael was considered for centuries the most famous painting in the western world. With drama and skill it attempts to depict the scene of mystery and meaning known as ‘The Transfiguration’ (Mark 9:2-10). It was while in the presence of their transfigured Lord on top of Mount Tabor that Peter, James and John declared ‘It is good for us to be here’ (Mark 9:5).
The image above, however, is only a portion of Raphael’s painting. The disciples did not linger there. The sermon will explore how both portions of this painting and scene are needed to provide a complete understanding of this moment for Christ and Christian. Join us!
The doors of the sanctuary will be open. For those who are able and wishing to attend in person, please review the mandatory protocols detailed in the previous post and in the link found under ‘Special Events’ to the right, ‘Re-Opening the Sanctuary’.
Due to internet issues, the service was not streamed live, but was recorded, and you can find it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvwJ-YuRLTA Other services can be found on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzEy41z3sqfRm8X_lLfKGUA You are invited to have a look at the printed Order of Service below, and the announcements.
Of particular note this week are :
– Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., the second of the St. Andrew’s online winter study sessions, exploring gospel themes as embodied by characters in Les Misérables (email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link) https://www.standrewskingston.org/winter-study-series-les-miserables/
– Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., the beginning of a Lenten online series offered by Dr. William Morrow, ‘Where’s the Gospel in Genesis? Hard Stories in the Bible’s First Book’, with the first being a look at The Flood: an inter-church initiative and free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link … https://stjameskingston.ca/lenten-series/