Feast of the Ascension
Feast of the Ascension - Holy Eucharist, Rite II
The Feast of the Ascension
On Thursday, May 30th we will observe the Feast of the Ascension with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 6:30pm. As this is a principle feast of the church year, please join us in making this a priority and a part of our catholic witness.
“The occasion on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for forty days (Acts 1:1-11, Mk 16:19). The Ascension marks the conclusion of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. It is the final elevation of his human nature to divine glory and the near presence of God. The Ascension is affirmed by the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds. The Ascension is celebrated on Ascension Day, the Thursday that is the fortieth day of the Easter season. It is a principal feast of the church year in the Episcopal Church.” – from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church.”
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.