Feast of the Ascension 2018

This is the schedule for the Feast of Ascension, which shall be celebrated on the Mount of Olives, in the Chapel of the Ascension.

Feast of the Ascension 2018

Wednesday May 16, Eve of Ascension Day
13.30 ringing of the bells in St. James Convent
13.45 leaving from St. James Convent to the Mt. of Olives
14.15 Solemn entrance of His Beatitude to the Chapel of Ascension on the Mount of Olives
14.30 Liturgy of cleansing, blessing and dedication of the altar
15.05 Vespers
18.00 dinner
19.00 Liturgy of the Eve of Ascension
22.00 return to the Armenian Convent

Thursday May 17, Ascension Day
07.30 ringing of the bells in St. James Convent
08.00 leaving from St. James Convent to the Mount of Olives
08.30 Solemn entrance of His Beatitude to the Chapel of Ascension on Mount of Olives, followed by an Episcopal Mass and blessing of the corners of the world (Andestan)
11.30 return to the Armenian Convent

Picture: Mosaic of the Ascension in the Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily (built in the beginning of the 12th century). Unfortunately the picture does not show all the letters of the inscription in Latin "Ascensio Domini", the Ascension of the Lord.

Picture: Mosaic of the Ascension in the Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily (built in the beginning of the 12th century). Unfortunately the picture does not show all the letters of the Latin inscription Ascensio Domini, the Ascension of the Lord.