"Ascendit Christus," Capitoline Museum in Rome. Image by Lawrence OP via Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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Ascension of Our Lord
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Luke 24:44-53 Commentary
by Richard Swanson
The disciples walking to Emmaus have hurried back to Jerusalem and reported their experience.
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Acts 1:1-11 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
Luke has connected Acts with his Gospel or his first book (proton), both of which are addressed to Theophilus (Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1).
Psalm 47 Commentary
by Jerome Creach
Psalm 47 is a hymn that celebrates God’s reign as king over the earth.
Ephesians 1:15-23 Commentary
by James Boyce
If the assigned reading is to provide any clues, then an important aspect of the marking of the festival of the Ascension of our Lord is thanksgiving and awe.
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Sermon Brainwave #356 - Ascension Day
May 29, 2014
Discussion on texts for Ascension Day (May 29, 2014): (Gospel) Luke 24:44-53; (1st Reading) Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; (2nd Reading) Ephesians 1:15-23.