While Jesus and his disciples were in the region of Caesarea Philippi, near the borders of Lebanon, the Lord took Peter, James and John up a high mountain and was trasfigured before them. His appearance was changed and he reflected the glory of his divinity. He was joined by Moses and Elias, who represented the Law and the prophets of the Old Testament of which Christ was the fulfillment. We do not know the precise date or place of the transfiguation, and the present date of August 6th marks the day upon which the Church of the Transfiguation on Mount Tabor was dedicated. In fact, an ancient title for the feast was "The Feast of Mount Tabor". In 1457, Pope Celestrine III extended the Feast of the Transfiguration to the entire Church.
Glory and honor be to our Lord and God for Ever. Amen.