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Feast of the Ascension (B)

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Mark 16: 15-20

  • Mark 16: 9-15, 19-20 (EL - Year B)

Luke 24: 44-53

  • Luke 24: 49-53 (EL - Year C)
  • Luke 24: 46-53 (RC - Year C)

Ephesians 1: 17-23

  • Ephesians 1: 15-23 (RCL & EL)

Hebrews 9: 24-28; 10

  • Hebrews 9: 24-28; 10: 19-23

Psalm 47: 2-3, 6-9

  • Psalm 47: 2-3, 6-9 (RCL & EL)

Ezekiel 1: 3-5a, 15-22, 26-28

  • Ezekiel 1: 3-5a, 15-22, 26-28
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General Commentaries and Worship Aids

Matthew 28: 16-20

  • Matthew 28: 16-20

    by Sil Galvan
  • A Wake-Up Call

    by Phil Bloom
  • Ascension (A)(1999)

    by Doug Bratt
    ("This week I read about a woman who was involved in demonstrations against her oppressive and unjust government in South America. Authorities arrested her and put her in solitary confinement. Her cell was cold and damp. Its toilet was just a bucket in the corner and its bed was merely a thin mattress on the floor. Her cell had no window and only a single light bulb...")
  • Lectionary Reflections

    by William Loader
  • Ascension

    by Daniel Meynen
  • *Ascension

    by James Schmitmeyer
  • Meditation

    by Don Schwager

Mark 16: 15-20

Psalm 93

Psalm 110: 1-5

Acts 1: 1-11

  • The Ascension

    from the Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Feast of the Ascension

    from the Catholic Encyclopedia
  • *Signs of Contradiction

    by Tom Cox
    ("The tall Sixth Year stood at the exit door during the Ascension Mass in a school. Throughout, she examined her fingernails, folded the hymnsheet over to an intricate design and after the Gospel took to a serious perusal of her diary. An adult delicately suggested afterwards that Ascension Day didn't mean much to her. 'Why should we celebrate his going away;' she said; 'He hasn't come here yet.'...")
  • The Ascension

    by Richard Fairchild
  • Out of Sight, But Not Gone

    by Peter Haynes
    ("The year was 1772, and a Baptist preacher serving a small country church was called to pastor a large, more prestigious church in London, England. As the story goes, John Fawcett delivered his farewell sermon and packed up his family’s earthly possessions, ready to go. It was the tears of his parishioners, helping them load the carts, though, that really got to John and his wife...")
  • Ascension

    by Kirk Alan Kubicek
  • Unfinished Business

    by David Russell
  • Look! Up In the Sky!

    by Billy D. Strayhorn