Ascension Day

Ascension Day


May 9, 2013

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Are you feeling high and lifted up, in this rarefied air, at the end of a stimulating and encouraging conference?  It’s a good day to celebrate Ascension.  Yet we have to recognize that the band of disciples who hung around Jerusalem after Jesus’ execution didn’t always feel terribly inspired...

June 2, 2011

Ascension 2 June 2011 Stanford Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry Memorial Church

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church

I spent some significant time in this place when I was a teenager. I came to Stanford when I was 16, and I...

May 21, 2009

I can’t think about Ascension without seeing those old stained glass windows and paintings that show Jesus’ bare feet in midair. The story in Acts says that the disciples stood around gazing up into heaven. Did they watch his sandals fall off as he rose above their heads?...

May 21, 1998

The Ascension is in some ways a cruel event. For a period of forty days after the resurrection the Apostles and the community of faithful followers enjoyed the assuring and strengthening presence of the risen Christ. He appeared to them, ate with them, instructed them, and in large measure...