Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ascension of the Lord

Glory to Jesus Christ! Слава Иисусу Христу! Having spent 40 days with His disciples, today the Lord ascends into heaven to complete the deification and glorification of our flesh through His enthronement at the right hand of God the Father.

As St. John Chrysostom wrote, "We who seemed unworthy of the earth, are now raised to heaven. We who were unworthy of earthly dominion have been raised to the kingdom on high, have ascended higher than heaven, have come to occupy the King's throne, and the same nature from which the Angels guarded Paradise, stopped not until it ascended to the throne of the Lord."

More on today's feast can be found here. I hope and pray that you have a blessed and joyous feast wherever you are today! "God is with us!"

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