The Great 50 Days

 Easter season is celebrated for fifty days (the “Great Fifty Days”).  It marks the time between Easter and Pentecost. Nestled in this period is Ascension Day which is 40 days after the first resurrection appearance of Our Lord.  All of this is appropriate to the earth-shaking event (literally so according to Matthew 28:2) in which Jesus overcame death and rose to a new kind of life.  This is not a metaphor.  The Bible is true:  Jesus rose to a life that is beyond sin and evil and death.  He promised his followers that this new life is available to us also.  This is something worth celebrating, not only for fifty days, but for the rest of our lives.  How do we celebrate at St. Barnabas?  We get together on Sundays, sing hymns and make prayers to God, and do the Eucharist with bread and wine as Jesus instructed his followers.  We mark the Ascension of Our Lord with two services on May 25th at Noon and 7:00pm. Other events are on our calendar.  You are welcome to join us.

Resurrection
Arthur Ernst Becher
Watercolor, gouache, and pencil
17.5 x 17 cm.

About Saint Barnabas Anglican Church of Seattle

Rooted in Scripture & Steeped in Anglican Tradition. A church that worships from the King James Version of the Bible and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer. A diverse congregation committed to Jesus Christ.
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