Ascension Thursday

Today we celebrate Ascension Thursday, the day Jesus ascended into Heaven to take his seat at the right hand of God, 40 days after the Resurrection.  During the forty-day period before he ascended into heaven, it is believed that Jesus preached and intermingled with his apostles and disciples.

You will find the Biblical accounts of the Ascension in Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-11.

Ascension Thursday is typically a Holy Day of Obligation.  You can watch the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Mass from today HERE.

Also a fun fact – old English tradition states that if it is sunny on Ascension Day, it will be a warm summer. Looks like we have a great summer ahead of us!