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The Ascension of the Lord

Ascension ThursdayActs 1:1-11Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (6)Ephesians 1:17-23Mark 16:15-20May 13, 2021 Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. The Ascension might seem like just a step along the way from the Resurrection to Pentecost.  In the chronology of the events, it is a step in the sequence of events but it is an important […]

Why Do We Celebrate the Ascension ‘Today’?

I’ve titled this article “Why Do We Celebrate the Ascension ‘Today’? but even the title needs a short explanation.  I put “today” in single quote marks because not everyone is celebrating the Ascension today.  Some dioceses move it to the following Sunday.  I’ll explain why it falls on today later in the article.  In the […]

The Ascension

Today we celebrated the Ascension of the Lord.  Since we are in year C, we are reading from Luke’s Gospel.  Luke concludes his gospel with the story of Jesus taken up to the heavenly kingdom (i.e. the Ascension).  Then our first reading for today is the first eleven verses of The Acts of the Apostles […]