Ascensiontide

Sunday after Ascension – Falling up

You also will bear witness. This morning in the Church we remember that in-between time – between Ascension and Pentecost.  The Ascension is when 40 days after Easter, Jesus went up bodily into heaven before the eyes of the Apostles – the Church commemorated that last Thursday.  Pentecost is the Descending of the Holy Spirit on the Church 10 days later, which we will remember next Sunday.  Imagine – 10 days without their Lord in…

Ascension Day – An anti-climax?

As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. It is forty days since we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus.  It is the same period of time that those first disciples were blessed with resurrection appearances of Jesus – Luke says, He “showed Himself alive after His passion by many proofs.” At the end of those forty days, they were gathered together at Bethany…

Ascension Sunday – We go up!

The end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober and watchful in prayer! This morning in the Church we remember that in-between time – between Ascension and Pentecost.  The Ascension is when 40 days after Easter, Jesus went up bodily from earth into heaven before the eyes of the Apostles; Pentecost, when the Spirit was poured out from heaven onto the Apostles on earth. You can read about what happened at the ascension in…