(God of God ) light of light, true God of true God.
Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made.
It is again objected that Our Lord was transfigured on Mount Hermon , since He was at that time in its vicinity.
In any case the presence of houses on a wooded height would not have made it impossible to find a place apart.
In general the two forms contain what is common to all the baptismal formulas in the early Church.
Hort, Caspari, Harnack, and others are of the opinion that the Constantinopolitan form did not originate at the Council of Constantinople, because it is not in the Acts of the council of 381, but was inserted there at a later date ; because Gregory Nazianzen who was at the council mentions only the Nicene formula adverting to its incompleteness about the Holy Ghost, showing that he did not know of the Constantinopolitan form which supplies this deficiency; and because the Latin Fathers apparently know nothing of it before the middle of the fifth century.
There were at least four before the Council of Sardica in 341, and in that council a new form was presented and inserted in the Acts, though not accepted by the council.
The Nicene Symbol, however, continued to be the only one in use among the defenders of the Faith.
Moreover, this glorious event has been related in detail by St. False Judaism had rejected the Messias, and now true Judaism, represented by Moses and Elias, the Law and the Prophets, recognized and adored Him, while for the second time God the Father proclaimed Him His only-begotten and well-loved Son.
About a week after His sojourn in Cæsarea Philippi, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them to a high mountain apart, where He was transfigured before their ravished eyes. The Synoptics explain the true meaning of the word by adding "his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow," according to the Vulgate, or "as light," according to the Greek text.