The Solemnity of the Ascension

"And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain... But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep." -  Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:14-20

"What do atheists believe happens when we die? You are just no longer there..." - Hemant Mehta,

"Christ in his human body is leaving the world for the last time...The Ascension is the final leg of the Paschal Mystery: Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension into heaven (as mentioned in the Eucharist Prayer of the Mass). It is not until Jesus ascends and returns to His Father that His act of Redemption is completed." -

"In the silence of the heart, you speak..." - Audrey Assad

Fr Barron comments on Why the Ascension of the Lord Matters - Word on Fire

The Ascension of Christ Gives us Joy and Confidence

Psalm 108.1

Published 05.29.2014.  Updated 05.07.2016