The feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus the Savior was celebrated brilliantly, especially in the namesake church of Volos, where on the feast’s eve the Great Vespers was officiated by Metropolitan Ignatios of Demetrias.
In his speech, the Metropolitan emphasized that “the feast of the Transfiguration is an invitation and a challenge. The Lord has shown us that we are persons, and not just flesh that wanders on the earth. We carry within us the immortality, the image, and the light of Christ.
The wreckage of our Paradise life wore out the image of God within us and God became a man to bring us light again, in order for us to pass from His image to His likeness…”
Metropolitan Ignatios said that “the feast of the Transfiguration is not a mere celebration, but it invites us to make the decision to transform our existence, within the experience of the Mysteries, where everything becomes light, as opposed to the choice of sin, which turns everything into darkness.”