Thursday, May 29, 2014



The incense was ready for today's Feast of the Ascension.

These are my pictures from 2012  but it is the same ritual every year at the Chapel of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives.
Click a few times on the photos to enjoy the details.

For more about the holy site and about the holy day, please see previous posts.
The Franciscans now have a nice article about last Wednesday/Thursday's celebrations:

UPDATE:  See a little video of this year's celebration:


  1. The robes are quite colourful. I only remember that Ascension Day was marked in Protestant churches, just not with such ceremony.

  2. I can't usually remember when it is Ascension Day...


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