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The Spirituality of Fasting, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

2- On The Mount of Transfiguration

 

St-Takla.org Image: Modern Coptic icon of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: من الفن القبطي المعاصر: أيقونة تجلي المسيح

St-Takla.org Image: Modern Coptic icon of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: من الفن القبطي المعاصر: أيقونة تجلي المسيح

The three people, who stood in radiance and glorious light on the Mount of Transfiguration, were people who brought fasting to perfection. For every one of them fasted for forty days and forty nights.

These were:

Our Lord Jesus Christ, may glory be to Him. (Matt 4:2), Moses (Ex 34:28), and Elijah (1 Kings 19:8).

This magnificent scene, conceal behind it an important message that is, by conquering the body through fasting, the spirit becomes manifest and the body is transfigured Our Lord Jesus Christ selected two people who fasted to be with Him on the mount of transfiguration showing their transfigured nature in eternity. Was their body not the same as those who conquered their body through fasting?

What else was said about fasting? It has been said that:

Fasting is the earliest commandment:


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