7 Reasons to Rejoice on Ascension Day
The following article The Forgotten Festival: 7 Reasons to Rejoice on Ascension Day" was orginally posted on the website The Word Endures - The CPH blog (Concordia Publishing House) on 05/12/2015 by Dr. Joel Bierman.
There are no decorated evergreens, no greeting cards, no gifts, no poinsettias or lilies, no colored eggs, no chocolate bunnies, and no responsive salutation. There’s just a Thursday with an extra name: Ascension. It’s not just the world that has ignored the festival. The Church seems to have lost interest as well. Most congregations have elected to forgo a worship service on Ascension and those that cling to the tradition count on few to attend. Apparently, Ascension Day doesn’t matter.
But it does matter. In fact, it matters every bit as much as Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas. It deserves to be celebrated. For those still unconvinced, here are seven reasons to rejoice on Ascension Day:
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