Ascension Day (Thursday 13th / Sunday 16th May)

Kieran J O'Mahony OSA, Hearers of the Word

Mark 16:9 [Now after Jesus rose early on the
the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary
Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven
demons. 10 She went out and told those who
had been with him, while they were mourning
and weeping. 11 But when they heard that he
was alive and had been seen by her, they would
not believe it. 12 After this he appeared in
another form to two of them, as they were walking
into the country. 13 And they went back
and told the rest, but they did not believe them.
14 Later he appeared to the eleven themselves as
they were sitting at the table; and he upbraided
them for their lack of faith and stubbornness,
because they had not believed those who saw
him after he had risen. 15 And he said to
them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news
to the whole creation. 16 The one who believes and is
baptised will be saved; but the one who
does not believe will be condemned. 17
And these signs will accompany those
who believe: by using my name they will
cast out demons; they will speak in new
tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes in
their hands, and if they drink any deadly
thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay
their hands on the sick, and they will
Mark 16:19 So then the Lord Jesus,
after he had spoken to them, was taken
up into heaven and sat down at the right
hand of God. 20 And they went out
and proclaimed the good news everywhere,
while the Lord worked with them
and confirmed the message by the signs
that accompanied it.]

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