Ascension Day


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The Ascension of Christ, or Ascension Day

Join us in celebrating Ascension Day on Thursday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. with an ice cream social for all at the Vail Interfaith Chapel!

In the Episcopal Church, this is, according to EpiscopalChurch.org, the occasion on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for forty days (Acts 1:1-11, Mk 16:19). The Ascension marks the conclusion of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. It is the final elevation of his human nature to divine glory and the near presence of God. The Ascension is affirmed by the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds. The Ascension is celebrated on Ascension Day, the Thursday that is the fortieth day of the Easter season. It is a principal feast of the church year in the Episcopal Church.

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