Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Phoenix

Join us this Thursday evening, May 21, at 7:00 pm for one of the "Big 7" principal feasts in the Church: Ascension Day.

It is a day that would seem to turn Ash Wednesday (each day is 40 days on either side of Easter Sunday) on its head.  On Ash Wednesday we recall that we are dust and to dust we shall return.

But Jesus, God in human flesh, is the first to rise from those ashes.  Through Baptism, we too, follow him out of the ashes of sin and death, and into a new body.  Just like the new bird who rises out of the ashes of the fallen Phoenix.  

Sharing in His body and blood in Holy Communion, as we will do this night, is a way that our Lord continues to draw us into this new life of His Son.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light (Eph 5:8).

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