Pascha, the Feast of Feasts, the Feast of Glory, the Feast of Light, the Feast of Joy, for Christ has risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and open those in the tombs bestowing life Eternal! Every celebration, year after year, is the celebration of the First Pascha.
On the Thursday of the Sixth week after Pascha, we in the Orthodox Faith celebrate the Great Feast of the Ascension of our Lord and God. The Feast marks the end of Christ’s post resurrection appearances, for it signifies the enthronement of Jesus Christ as our Lord who exercises sovereignty over all things.
This sermon was preached by the Rev. Pishtey on the “Church on of the Air” radio program sponsored by the Columbia Broadcasting System on April 12, 1953 (Saint Thomas Sunday). The Cappella Russian Male Chorus participated in the program which was broadcast coast-to-coast.