Blessed Feast Day! The Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ


imageOn the fortieth day after Jesus was resurrected from the dead, He was taken up into the heavens in a cloud.

Read The Ascension: An Excerpt from The Year of the Grace of the Lord

Read From the Heart: Resting in the Ascension

Listen to the children's Under the Grapevine podcast about the Ascension 

Listen to Fr. Pat Reardon's All Saints homily podcast on the Ascension

Read a reflection for teens about the Ascension

This icon is by the hand of an iconographer who wishes to be anonymous, and is used by permission of Come and See Icons.In this icon Christ is above, with angels, being escorted back to His heavenly home. Below stand His Mother Mary, two angels in white, and the faithful disciples. Notice, it is Paul and Peter next to the Theotokos and there are 12 Apostles. This is not how it happened historically, but icons depict events with eternity in mind.