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Ascension or 7th Sunday of Easter
May 13 or May 16, 2021
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al


Ascension

7th Sunday of Easter

The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Contest of Faith
(7th Sunday)

As Christians, we are sent into the world as Christ was sent. We are an incarnate people. Our faith lives in and through the cultures we inhabit.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The “World”(7th Sunday)

Jesus’ prayer for his disciples reflects something of a siege mentality: “us” against “them.” There was certainly good reason for this feeling in Jesus’ lifetime.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Leo the Great

While at Easter it was the Lord’s resurrection which was the cause of our joy, our present rejoicing is on account of his ascension into heaven.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

Heaven's Gate Next Door

It is instructive that Luke can present the same event in two different ways. In one place, it occurs on Easter night and is described simply as being taken up into heaven; whereas in another this final withdrawal occurs forty days later.

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