On the Thursday of the sixth week of Pascha, we in the Orthodox Church celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ. This Feast, one of the Twelve Great Feastdays of the ecclesiastical year, is based on the Gospel of Luke 24:50-53 and the Book of Acts 1:1-12 which speaks of this event 40 days after Pascha.
This Sunday, May 8th, we celebrate the 3rd Sunday after Pascha and Mother’s Day 2022. This indeed is a joyful day of celebration firstly for the women who came to anoint the crucified Christ and were greeted by an angel who proclaimed Christ’s glorious Resurrection. Secondly, we commemorate Mother’s both living and those who have fallen asleep with an American Civil holiday.