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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 August 2010

Brian D'Arcy celebrates the feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus with hymns, prayer and reflection. The Transfiguration marks the culmination of Jesus' life on earth when he revealed his divinity to his chosen disciples.

Hymns include "Christ whose glory fills the skies", "Thy kingdom come, O God" and "At the name of Jesus".

The producer is Janet McLarty.

  • Hymns

    At the name of Jesus
    Paul Leddington Wright Singers

    Thy kingdom come O God
    St Cecilia
    St George’s Church, Beckenham

    Light’s abode celestial Salem
    Regent’s Square
    Choirs at Standish Parish Church

    O send thy light forth
    Glasgow Chamber Choir

    The kingdom is upon you
    Choir of Canterbury Cathedral

    Here, O my Lord
    National Eisteddfod, Denbigh

    A Gaelic blessing
    Portsmouth Cathedral Choirs

    Christ whose glory fills the skies
    Paul Leddington Wright Singers

  • Prayers

    William Loader wrote a lovely prayer which helps us to get to the heart of the Transfiguration message.

    O God,
    We open our eyes and we see Jesus,
    the months of ministry transfigured to a beam of light,
    the light of the world,
    your light.
    May your light shine upon us.

    We open our eyes and we see Moses and Elijah,
    your word restoring us, showing us the way,
    telling a story,
    your story, his story, our story.
    May your word speak to us.

    We open our eyes and we see Jesus,
    not casting us off,
    but leading us down, leading us out -
    to ministry, to people.
    Your love endures forever.

    So let’s go up the mountain.
    Let’s go up to the place where the land meets the sky,
    where the earth touches the heavens,
    to the place of meeting,
    to the place of mists,
    to the place of voices and conversations,
    to the place of listening.

    And we ask you, Lord, to listen to all our prayers tonight and every night through Christ our Lord.


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