On Thursday 26 May 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Haigazoun Najarian was the celebrant and homilist as we commemorated the Feast of Holy Ascension.

The Feast of Holy Ascension marks the ascent of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven on the 40th day following His glorious Resurrection. The timing is clearly specified in the Acts of the Apostles, where it is stated that Christ presented himself alive to the Apostles, “appearing to them during forty days and speaking of the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3).

It is always celebrated on the 40th day after Easter and falls on a Thursday; however, in the Armenian Church, the observance of the feast begins on Wednesday evening during vespers.