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Ascension Day Blessing

May Almighty God enlighten the eyes of your heart to see that his blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above the heavens that he might fill all things. Amen. May he who ascended into heaven prepare a place for you; that where he is you might also be, and reign with him in glory. Amen. May you who believe that our Lord Jesus … Continue reading Ascension Day Blessing

“Why do you stand looking up to heaven?” – A Sermon for the Feast of the Ascension

The collect and readings for the Feast of the Ascension may be found here. The following sermon is based on Acts 1:1-11 and Luke 24:44-53. We live in a world in which up is better than down. Singers want to be at the top of the charts, athletes want to be on top of their game, and students want to be at the top of … Continue reading “Why do you stand looking up to heaven?” – A Sermon for the Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension – Filling All Things

Today, forty days after Easter, is the Feast of the Ascension. As they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?”      (Acts 1:9-11). On April … Continue reading The Feast of the Ascension – Filling All Things

The Feast of the Ascension

Today, forty days after Easter, is the Feast of the Ascension. As they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?”      (Acts 1:9-11). On April … Continue reading The Feast of the Ascension