Ascension of Christ


The Ascension of Jesus Christ is a Great Feast of our Church. It ends our Pascha Season and now we prepare for the Great Feast of Pentecost, and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. In Pentecost, we receive what He Promised - His abiding Presence with us in His Church by the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

"God who walked on earth" now reveals that "Human nature is in heaven at the right hand of God the Father." Jesus, the God become flesh in the Incarnation, is forever joined to our nature. He in His Glorified Humanity is now our Great High Priest, sympathetic to our weaknesses and mercifully interceding for us, having died for us and resurrected from the dead. Our union with Him is our Way to a glorious destiny with Him forever - in Heaven with all His Saints. Rejoice!

Read a wonderful sermon that connects Pascha, Ascension, and Pentecost together for us by V. Rev. Fr. George Florovsky, D.D. on the OCA website: