What do we celebrate on the day of the Ascension?

9 June 2021

When do we celebrate the feast of the Ascension this year?

The feast of the Ascension of our Lord, is an important day in the Orthodox Christian calendar, as it marks the completion of Jesus’ mission on Earth. Naturally, icons of the feast are a great blessing for every household.

The feast is celebrated on the 40th day after the Resurrection of Christ. This year it falls on 10th June. On this day, we also celebrate the female name Analipsis (Ascension, in Greek).

The event of the Ascension of Christ is described by the Evangelists Mark (6, 19), Luke (24, 50-52) and John (6, 62 and 20,17), as well as in the book of the Acts of the Apostles (1, 2-9), in the epistles of Paul (Eph 4, 8-10, Heb 4, 14 and 7, 26, Tim 3, 16) and in the 1st Catholic Epistle of St Peter (3, 22).

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