You ascended in glory, O Christ our God
Granting joy to your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit.
Through this blessing they were assured
That you are the Son of God,
The Redeemer of the world!
Dear brothers and sisters,
Christ is risen!
This coming Wednesday beginning at 6 pm we will serve Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Ascension. A potluck will follow the services.
In the ascent of our Lord, humanity ascends into heaven, our flesh is taken up to the right hand of the Father. From now on all nations, that is, every ethnic group, flow to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because Jesus Christ is established as King over all the earth. He ascends in the flesh, bearing the marks of his crucifixion, and so too the Church, drawing in people from every tribe and nation ascends by his blood, the blood of the Lamb slain for our salvation.
Come, enter with us into the joy of this radiant feast!