Thursday, May 23, 2019 UTC

MAY 29 & 30: ASCENSION OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

ascension-icon-240x300MAY 29: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY & CATECHISM – 10:00 AM, CONFESSION AFTER LITURGY; MAY 30: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM.

The feast is celebrated on the 40th day after Pascha, commemorating the Ascension of Christ into Heaven and His completion of the work for our redemption. The Feast is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Gospel reading is Luke 24: 36-53, telling us of Jesus’ appearance to the disciples and His ascension to Heaven.