"One of the cornerstone messages of the Gospel is the preaching of joy. Having met the myrrh-bearing women after the resurrection, the Lord says to them: Rejoice! And now, on the path toward His suffering on the Cross, He gives His disciples a foretaste of the future of the time of the resurrection."
Troparion, tone 7: Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure; shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending. Through the prayers of the Theotokos. O Light-giver, glory to Thee.
In light of the upcoming Sunday of the Forefathers, we offer this reflection on three Old Testament figures who prefigured and prophecied the coming Messiah, while preparing Israel for his coming: The righteous Abraham, the prophets Moses and Elijah.