W 237 Celebrating the Ascension: Reclaiming the Missional Focus of Ascensiontide (2018)


After the excitement and busyness of Easter, Ascension Day can get overlooked. This is made worse if we are keen to get on with the church calendar and celebrate Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit.

This practical guide to the biblical setting and liturgical basis of Ascension Day examines what can be done to help us celebrate this event in the life of Jesus, and asks what opportunities and challenges the story presents for us.

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Author: Revd Charles Read

Charles is Tutor in Liturgy and Systematics at Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham. He was a member of General Synod and is now a member of the Durham Diocesan Liturgical Committee. He was previously Team Vicar in Broughton (Manchester Diocese).

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