Transform us as you, transfigured

Transform us as you, transfigured. Sylvia Dunstan* (1955-1993). As the influence of the Revised Common Lectionary deepened within the mainstream Protestant church in North America, the church once again recovered a number of texts that had rarely received attention by preachers. The Transfiguration is once such story (Mark 9: 2-10; Matthew 17: 1-13). Of the writing of this text Sylvia Dunstan says, ‘This was written for a college chapel Eucharist to accompany a sermon by Janet Cawley. At a workshop on music and worship a couple of weeks before, we had discussed the scriptures for that day. She preached on the Transfiguration as a prefigurement of our own transformation in...

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