The festive Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration was broadcast live as streaming video.
Hundreds ascended to the top of Mount Tabor, believed to be the place of Jesus' transfiguration, and packed the beautiful Franciscan basilica.
Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custodian of the Holy Land, and many other priests conducted Mass in the upper part of the church.
Enlarge the first photo to appreciate the splendid golden mosaic.
Cameras of the Franciscan Media Center were grinding away (including one on a huge long boom).
The view of the Jezreel Valley from the top of Mt. Tabor, the lone rounded mountain in the region, was splendid.
Someone really picked a good place for the transfiguration.
UPDATE: Archbishop Pizzaballa is no longer the Custos of the Holy Land. He is now the Apostolic Administrator of Jerusalem.
For more about Mt. Tabor and the Transfiguration please see my posts here.
(Linking to inSPIRED Sunday.)