TRANSFIGURATION IS WHEN YOU BRING IN YOUR OLD PALM CROSSES TO BE BURNED TO PRODUCE ASHES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
Transfiguration Sunday serves the liturgical and pastoral purpose of reminding us of our true nature in Christ and looks forward to Easter just as we begin our Lenten journey. It is appropriate therefore that the theme of this day emphasize the hope of our salvation at Easter. The Collect from the Church of England's Common Worship, for example, pulls out this specific theme. Collect: Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. (ACC website).
On this Transfiguration Sunday, we will be welcoming a perennial Cathedral guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Richard Topping, President and Vice-Chancellor of the Vancouver School of Theology. Dr. Topping will preach at 8 & 10:30 AM worship and also offer a 40-minute Forum at 9:15 AM.
On this day we will also be blessed by an Official Visitation by Bishop John, our Diocesan Bishop. Bishop John will preside at the 8 & 10:30 worship and be available to connect with people at coffee hour.