Today is the church feast day of the Ascension.
It in, we remember the end of the Lord Jesus’ work on Earth in the 1st century and His triumphant return to Heaven as the King of Glory foretold in Psalm 24. Though this celebration has suffered some neglect over the years, there are a number of people who are trying to bring awareness of this feast back to the church, despite there being no cultural celebration to go along with it such as Christmas and Easter.
Here is a link to a great sermon on the Ascension.
Here is the link to my webpage for the podcast episode which I did on the Ascension.
Happy Ascension Day 2014!!!
In Episode 43, we discuss a once universally-celebrated feast of the Church which today is forgotten by many, namely, the Feast of Our Lord’s Ascension back to Heaven.
Link to Robert DeMoor’s article on the decline of the feast of the Ascension can be found here.
Links to Curate Steve Collier’s blog entries from “Christ: Sun of Righteousness” which discusses the importance of Christ’s crucifixion, resurrection and ascension as found in Psalms 22, 23, and 24 can be found here, here and here.
Link to Ascension Day Meditation from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama can be found here.
Picture included is the painting “Ascension of Christ” by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1636)