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May 9, 2024

Ascension of the Lord

Then [Jesus] led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. Then they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. (Luke 24:50-53)

The icon is of the Ascension of Our Lord.

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Ascension

You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, * granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit; * through this blessing they were assured * that You are the Son of God * the Redeemer of the world! (Troparion)

 

May
4 Sixth Sunday of Pascha (Man Born Blind)
9 Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ
12 Seventh Sunday of Pascha (Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council)
18 Fifth All-Souls Saturday
19 Pentecost - Descent of the Holy Spirit
20 Pentecost Monday: Feast of the Holy Trinity
26 All Saints Sunday
26 Memorial Day (USA), Victoria Day (Canada)

Please continue to pray for for a swift and peaceful conclusion to the wars in Ukraine, the Middle East, Ethopia and every conflict worldwide. Please also pray for the peace and safety of all those who are deprived of liberty. The Eparchy of Passaic is collecting stipends to support priests in Ukraine. The Eparchy of Newton is collecting dontations to support the Church in the Middle East. Please support them as best you can!

Teachings of Christ the Savior

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)

Truth to Live By

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

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