Mountaintop Experiences (Holy Land Pilgrimage Blog 4)

Posted December 3, 2017 9:15 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

Mountaintop Experiences (Holy Land Pilgrimage Blog 4)

In the Christian’s journey of faith and conversion, there are moments of profound encounter with the Lord. They are often referred to as “mountaintop experiences.” Well, we had two collective ones today, literally!The day opened with our ascent to the top of Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration of Jesus in the presence of Moses and Elijah, and witnessed by the apostles Peter, James and John. There, in the beautiful Basilica, surrounded by mosaics depicting the event, we celebrated Eucharist using the prayers for the liturgical feast of the Transfiguration. (Even though today is the First Sunday of Advent, we

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