The Transfiguration of the Lord
The liturgical observance of the Feast of the Transfiguration will be celebrated this weekend. The traditional blessing for fruit for the Feast will happen at the conclusion of the Liturgy.
“Christ took His disciples and went up on the mount, and there His face appeared shining. His vestments became white as snow, and one of the disciples said, ‘Lord it is good for us to be here.’ This was the fulfillment of all human desires, the moment of supreme happiness. … Again Christianity is joy; such is the meaning of Transfiguration. … God has given us … Himself; and this means Life, Love, and Transfiguration. He has given us the power of going with Him to Mount Tabor, and of tasting there that which He has prepared for us.”
Liturgy and Life, Alexander Schmemann, p. 82-3.