Celebration of the Day of the Ascension

Next week we celebrate the Feast of Ascension Day.
We will celebrate on Mount of Olives, at the Chapel of Ascension according to the following schedule:

Wednesday June 5, 2019:
1.15 pm                ringing of the bells of St. James
1.15 pm                departure from the Armenian Quarter
2.15 pm                arrival at the Mount of Olives
2.30 pm                Special prayer of cleansing the Armenian Altar
3.30 pm                Vespers
5.00 pm                Dinner with His Beatitude the Armenian Patriarch
7.00 pm                Vespers of the Eve of Ascension
10.00 pm              return to Armenian Quarter

Thursday June 6, 2019:
7.30 am                ringing of the bells of St. James
7.45 am                departure from the Armenian Quarter
8.30 am                solemn entrance, and Episcopal Divine Liturgy; Service of Blessing the corners of the world (Antasdan)
12.00 am              return to the Armenian Quarter


Painting: the Ascension
by Giotto don Bondone (1267-1337)