Title: Ascension; Artist: French (Picardy); Scripture: Luke 24:44-53
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Ascension Day (transferred) — Holy Eucharist (with Music)

We will gather in person for the Holy Eucharist at 11 am on Ascension Sunday.

The Feast of the Ascension, also known as Ascension. The Ascension of Jesus is the Christian teaching found in the New Testament that the resurrected Jesus was taken up to Heaven in his resurrected body, in the presence of eleven of his apostles, occurring 40 days after the resurrection. The canonical gospels include two brief descriptions of the ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:50-53 and Mark 16:19. A more detailed account of Jesus’ bodily Ascension into the clouds is then given in the Acts of the Apostles (1:9-11). The ascension of Jesus is professed in the Nicene Creed and in the Apostles’ Creed. The ascension implies Jesus’ humanity being taken into Heaven. The ascension is one of the five major milestones in the gospel narrative of the life of Jesus, the others being baptism, transfiguration, crucifixion, and resurrection.

The live-stream of the service at this link https://events.locallive.tv/events/125833 (once on the site, please remember to increase the volume setting up as the default will be to set to mute) — if you have tech troubles, contact Local Live at [email protected] or call +1 877-355-6225. Coffee & Fellowship follow.

All are welcome as we gather in person together in our beloved church for the celebration of Ascension Sunday.
Holy Eucharist (with Music)
Lesson: Acts 1:1-11
Psalm: 47 or 93
Epistle: Ephesians 1:15-23
Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
Coffee, Fellowship & Sunday Supper Follow

Title: The Ascension; Artist: John Singleton Copley (1738-1815); Scripture: Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11

Title: The Ascension; Date: 1775; Artist: John Singleton Copley (1738-1815); Building: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Object/Function: Painting; City/Town: Boston; State: MA; Scripture: Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11. Notes: John Singleton Copley was a renowned late-eighteenth century American-born artist, painting during both the American and French Revolutions. Living in Boston during his early professional years, Copley’s outstanding skill encouraged a move to England, where he spent the remainder of his life. While in Europe he gained fame and prestige, frequently being commissioned by royal courts. It is unclear whether the work, Saul Reproved by Samuel (1798), was painted because of Copley’s own volition or was the result of a commission. What is known is that as Copley’s career matured, he began to see himself not only as a painter but also as a historian, bringing together the genres of history painting with portraiture. Saul Reproved by Samuel is an example of Copley’s merging of history with imagination. The tension present in this dramatic scene, conveyed through contrasts of light and dark characteristic of Copley’s style, is Copley’s best attempt to portray the biblical text literally and historically. As we read the text with the painting, we can ask ourselves, “Is scripture historical? How does the understanding of historical biblical texts change according to the historical moment in which the reader lives?


May 12, 2024 11:00 am - 12:30 pm The Church of the Holy Apostles + Google Map (212) 807-6799 View Venue Website The Church of the Holy Apostles (212) 807-6799 info@holyapostlesnyc.org View Organizer Website Church, Community, Holy Eucharist (with Music), Livestreamed, Mass, Music, Outreach

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