St. John the Baptist Celebrates the Feast of the Ascension - 06/09/21

On Wednesday, June 9, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville gathered for the celebration of the Great Feast of Our Lord’s Ascension. A Vesperal Liturgy was celebrated, and Father Silouan reminded those gathered that Our Lord's message was one of Repentance, and that the church provides us with the tools - the sacraments - to pursue repentance.

Christ is Ascended!
From Earth to Heaven!

Troparion — Tone 4
O Christ God, You have ascended in Glory, / granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. / Through the blessing they were assured / that You are the Son of God, / the Redeemer of the world!
Kontakion — Tone 6
When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake, / and united earth to heaven: / You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, / not being parted from those who love You, / but remaining with them and crying: / “I am with you and no one will be against you!”