June 2, 2019 | Ascension of Our Lord

Gospel | Luke 24:44-53

[Jesus said to the eleven and those with
them,] “These are my words that I spoke
to you while I was still with you—that
everything written about me in the law of
Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must
be fulfilled. ”Then he opened their minds
to understand the scriptures, and he said
to them, “Thus it is written, that the
Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the
dead on the third day, and that repentance
and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed
in his name to all nations, beginning from
Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these
things. And see, I am sending upon you
what my Father promised; so stay here in
the city until you have been clothed with
power from on high.” Then he led them
out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his
hands, he blessed them. While he was
blessing them, he withdrew from them
and was carried up into heaven. And they
worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem
with great joy; and they were continually
in the temple blessing God.