Mt. Tabor-The Transfiguration

094 = The Basilica of Transfiguration
The first Basilica upon the plateau of Mount Tabor in honour of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ was built in the 4th century.The present Basilica was built by the Custody of the Holy Land in 1924. The Basilica has three naves divided by massive pillars and robust arcades and the chapels dedicated to Moses and Elijah.

095 = The Greek Orthodox built a church under the name of St.Elijah upon the ruins of an ancient church mentioned by the historians of the Crusades.

096 = The Resurrection - one of the four pictures,on the sides of the altar in the Crypt of the Transfiguration.

097 = Mount Tabor The Transfiguration
Mount Tabor is about 590m.above sea level.In its graceful form and the splendour of its panorama it stands out among all the mountains of the Holy Land.

And after six days Jesus taketh with him peter,James and John and leadeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves,and he was transfigured before them, Mark 9:2
And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses and they were talking to Jesus. Mark 9:4
Two great peacocks,on the glass window,in the background symbolize immortality.

098 = The dome of the central apse in the Basilica of the Transfiguration in golden mosaic and the main altar representing the Transfiguration of Christ.

He took Peter and John and James and went up into a mountain to pray.
And behold there talked with him two men which were Moses and Elijan. Luke 9:28-30