Tue March 28, 2017

Ascension Day 2017, 2018


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Jesus ascending into heaven

This year Ascension Day is celebrated/observed on Thursday May 25th, 2017. Ascension Day is held on a Thursday 39 days after Easter Sunday. The day commemorates Jesus Christs ascension into heaven.

Celebration\ Observance

This day known as Ascension Thursday or Holy Thursday or more popular refered to as Ascension Day commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven on the fortieth day of Easter celebrated by a feast. The end of easter season is marked by Ascension Day and its ten days before Pentecost. In the Catholic church the day if refered to as The Ascension of the Lord. This day is not a national holiday but rather an observance nationally recognized by Christians.

History

Prior to the 5th century very little information exists about the observance of the feast but St Augustine says it is of Apostolic orgin and that it was a common observance in the church. Various other Saints have writings refering to the feast including St John Chrysostom and St Gregory of Nyssa.

Days till Ascension Day 2017

There are 58 days until the celebration/observance of Ascension Day Thursday May 25th, 2017.

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