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Ascension Day in the United States

by tadeufilippini
Ascension Day in the United States Ascension Day is observed in the United States on the 40th day of Easter. It commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, according to the New Testament of the Bible. Jesus statue Ascension Day marks Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief. © Cote What Do People Do? Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday on the 40th day of Easter, or 39 days after Easter Sunday. Some churches in the United States join forces to celebrate a combined Day of Prayer and Ascension Day service, which may include a time for reflection. A few churches also organize a "church crawl", where people travel from one church to another and experience the different prayer events. Other churches may feature combined cathedral choirs that offer a special solemn Eucharist written especially for Ascension Day. A social time usually follows the service. Some Lutheran churches hold a special ceremony where the Paschal candle is extinguished and removed after the reading of the gospel on Ascension Day. Public Life


Home Page for Calendar Reform

by acarranca
This page is dedicated to the study of changes in the calendar. Its aims are to promote thinking about future calendar reform; to collect information on all aspects of historical reforms; and to explore puzzles and paradoxes arising from transitions in time-keeping.



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