Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rant About Ascension Thursday Sunday (Sorry Father Z)

It's been a common practice in some dioceses, certainly ones in the United States, to transfer the Feast of the Acension from Thursday, its proper place, to Sunday, what is supposed to be the Seventh Sunday of Easter.  I cannot stand this practice, which sadly occurs even in my own diocese!

The Scriptures tell us that Jesus ascended  into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-11).  Guess what comes forty days after Easter Sunday... Thursday!  It's proper and in keeping with the rhythm of the Scriptures that the Feast be celebrated on Thursday!

I believe it's high time that we quit this foolish practice and got our calendar back into rhythm and harmony.

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