Forty days after Pascha, the feast of feasts, the Church celebrates one of the twelve main feasts of the Church, the Ascension of our Lord into Heaven.  This is a great feast in that we celebrate that the Lord Jesus Christ took our human nature which he divinized and took it to Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father. 

The day before on the Apodosis, or Leave-taking of Pascha, the Ascension is symbolized by our removing the Shroud from the altar table, on which it has lain since Pascha night and in procession take it back to its resting place during the rest of the year, the Tomb of the Lord.

Our abbot, His Grace Bishop Luke celebrated the Polyleos during the All-Night Vigil on the eve of the feast.  He also presided at the Divine Liturgy on the feast day itself, in union with the monastery clergy. 



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