Meaning of Transfiguration
This refers to the mysterious change that occurred to Jesus on the mount: “Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.” (Matt. 17:1-2). The transfiguration preceded Jesus time on the cross and may have been the Fathers preparatory provision to strengthen Jesus as He prepared to bare the sins of the world.