Join Us Online for Ascension Day Morning Prayer

Come Join Us in Celebrating Ascension Day, Thursday, May 18th, with Online Morning Prayer at 10:00 AM via our Facebook and Zoom Link. Come Celebrate Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven, with Us.

Psalm: Psalm 93

The Lord is King;
  he has put on splendid apparel; *
       the Lord has put on his apparel
       and girded himself with strength.
He has made the whole world so sure *
       that it cannot be moved;
Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; *
       you are from everlasting.
The waters have lifted up, O Lord,
  the waters have lifted up their voice; *
       the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the sound of many waters,
  mightier than the breakers of the sea, *
       mightier is the Lord who dwells on high.
Your testimonies are very sure, *
       and holiness adorns your house, O Lord,
       for ever and for evermore.

Gospel: Luke 24:44-53

44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

50Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. 52And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53and they were continually in the temple blessing God.

The Ascension, Byzantine Icon