- Jul 14, 2020
Believers are sent out to the world. They have taken up the mantle of the Gospel mission and are empowered to be light, salt, and leaven in the midst of our world.
As we celebrate the Ascension and sacramentally see the Lord ascend to glory, an angelic exhortation is given to each of us.
Over ten years after transferring the celebration of Epiphany and the Ascension to the nearest Sunday, the bishops of England and Wales have decided to restore them to their traditional dates. The Vatican has confirmed the decision.
The Easter season begins to conclude with the Ascension of the Lord. Even though in many places the feast day is now moved from its traditional Thursday observance to a Sunday, it’s easy for it to pass without any notice or attention. This is a sad situation, since the Ascension is such an intimate and essential event in Christ’s earthly ministry and in the observance of the Easter season.