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 Read is director of liturgy for the Eastern Region Ministry Course and the director of Reader training for the Diocese of Norwich. He likes cool 1960s TV programmes and hot chilli. He has just about given up any hope of being an international Christian superstar.

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