Saturday, August 6, 2016

Mt. Tabor - The Site of the Transfiguration

August 6 is celebrated as the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus in the Catholic Church, commemorating the events described in Matthew 17:1–9, Mark 9:2–8, and Luke 9:28–36. Traditionally, Christians regard Mt. Tabor in northern Israel as the site of the Transfiguration. Today, a beautiful Franciscan Church stands at the top of the mountain. To access the site, pilgrims must either hike or hire the services of Bedouin drivers, who shuttle visitors back and forth in small vans on a steep, switchback road. On a clear day, the peak of Mt. Tabor affords a good view of the surrounding verdant country side.