Feast of the Holy Ascension of Christ
Today/Wednesday (Eve of the Feast)
Divine Liturgy 6:30PM
“As He lived, died, rose and ascended, so we all live, die and are resurrected. Not all of us, however, will attain to the ascension, but only those for whom to live is Christ, and to die for Him is gain, those who, before they died, crucified sin through repentance and a way of life in accord with the gospel. After the resurrection of all, they alone will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” +St. Gregory Palamas, On the Ascension of Christ II
It would be rather bazaar not to attend and embrace, not to participate in, and commemorate, a Major Feast of The Church, that event which we confess with our very lips in the Nicene Creed,
“…And ASCENDED into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father…”
May God bless it.