Thursday, 5/30, Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ –it is a holy day
The Divine Liturgy will be offered:
9:00 a.m. +Vira Walnycky requested by Ksenia Kuzmycz (in Ukrainian)
7:00 p.m. For the people of the parish (in English)
St. Augustine of Hippo, one the Doctors of the Church, preached:
On this day therefore, that is, the fortieth after His Resurrection, the Lord ascended into heaven. We have not seen, but we believe. They who beheld Him proclaimed what they saw, and they have filled the whole earth:
There are no speeches nor languages where their voices are not heard. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world (Ps. xviii. 4, 5).
And so they have reached even unto us, and awakened us from sleep. And lo! this death is celebrated throughout the world.