On 19 August 2012, after the festive Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Canonical put the performance "The story of the Transfiguration of the Lord" in the honor of the incomprehensible for the human mind event of the Transfiguration of the Lord and Our Savior Jesus Christ. The performance was put according to the Gospel stories.

More than 2000 years passed since the day when on the Mount Tabor the world saw the appearance of Jesus Christ in the Divine greatness and glory through the eyes of Peter, Jacob and John. But the story of the Transfiguration of the Lord till now with its Tabor’s light opens the way to God for every sincere Christian.



Jesus had 12 disciples, whom He taught.

And He gave them power over all demons and to heel all illnesses. And He sent them to preach about the God’s Kingdom and to heel people.

And He said to them: The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

They went throughout the villages and predicted the Good News and heeled people.

When Apostles returned they told Him about their doings.

And after that Jesus started to ask: "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes.

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

And Jesus came on the mountain and the prayer was started.

And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.

And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. They told Him about His end and His death.

Apostles were surprised, scared and were silent during some time. But then Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah"

He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified...

There was no one but Jesus only. Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear. Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead."
And they hided that words in themselves till the time of the Resurrection of Jesus the Savior.

This is how the Transfiguration of the Lord happened and Apostles were the witnesses of it and later they told about it.

And in honor of such important event in the Jesus’ life the main Temple of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Canonical was named the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord. It was named so that become the beginning of the rebirth of Ukraine.

So we pray to the Lord that He transfigure our land, our country and our people, if there is His will.