When Is the Transfiguration of Our Lord?

In This and Other Years

The Transfiguration of Christ, 12th century
The Transfiguration of Christ, 12th century.

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What Is the Transfiguration of Our Lord?

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord recalls the revelation of Christ's glory on Mount Tabor in the presence of three of His disciples, Peter, James, and John. Christ was transfigured before their eyes, shining with divine light, and He was joined by Moses and Elijah, representing the Old Testament Law and the prophets. The Transfiguration occurred in the early months of the year after Jesus revealed to His disciples that He would be put to death in Jerusalem and before He made His way to Jerusalem for the events of His Passion during Holy Week.

How Is the Date Determined?

Like most feasts of Our Lord (with the major exception of Easter, the feast of His Resurrection), the Transfiguration falls on the same date every year, which means that the feast falls on a different day of the week each year. Though the Transfiguration took place in February or March, it has always been celebrated later in the year, probably because the actual date would have fallen during the penitential period of Lent, and feasts of Our Lord are occasions of joy. In 1456, in celebration of the Christian victory over the Muslim Turks at the Siege of Belgrade, Pope Callixtus III extended the celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration to the universal Church, and set its date as August 6.

When Is It This Year?

Here is the date and day of the week on which the Transfiguration will be celebrated this year:

  • Transfiguration 2019: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

When Is It in Future Years?

Here are the dates and days of the week when the Transfiguration will be celebrated next year and in future years:

  • Transfiguration 2020: Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • Transfiguration 2021: Friday, August 6, 2021
  • Transfiguration 2022: Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • Transfiguration 2023: Sunday, August 6, 2023
  • Transfiguration 2024: Tuesday, August 6, 2024
  • Transfiguration 2025: Wednesday, August 6, 2025
  • Transfiguration 2026: Thursday, August 6, 2026
  • Transfiguration 2027: Friday, August 6, 2027
  • Transfiguration 2028: Sunday, August 6, 2028
  • Transfiguration 2029: Monday, August 6, 2029
  • Transfiguration 2030: Tuesday, August 6, 2030

Previous Years?

Here are the dates when the Transfiguration fell in previous years, going back to 2007:

  • Transfiguration 2007: Monday, August 5, 2007
  • Transfiguration 2008: Wednesday, August 6, 2008
  • Transfiguration 2009: Thursday, August 6, 2009
  • Transfiguration 2010: Friday, August 6, 2010
  • Transfiguration 2011: Saturday, August 6, 2011
  • Transfiguration 2012: Monday, August 6, 2012
  • Transfiguration 2013: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Transfiguration 2014: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
  • Transfiguration 2015: Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Transfiguration 2016: Saturday, August 6, 2016
  • Transfiguration 2017: Sunday, August 6, 2017
  • Transfiguration 2018: Monday, August 6, 2018
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Your Citation
Richert, Scott P. "When Is the Transfiguration of Our Lord?" Learn Religions, Apr. 5, 2023, learnreligions.com/when-is-the-transfiguration-of-our-lord-4046365. Richert, Scott P. (2023, April 5). When Is the Transfiguration of Our Lord? Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/when-is-the-transfiguration-of-our-lord-4046365 Richert, Scott P. "When Is the Transfiguration of Our Lord?" Learn Religions. https://www.learnreligions.com/when-is-the-transfiguration-of-our-lord-4046365 (accessed May 29, 2023).