“Radiojournal” – Producer: Catalin Gombos – Orthodox and Greek Catholic Christians celebrate Ascension Thursday, the moment when Jesus Christ ascended to heaven 40 days after his resurrection. The 1920 birthday is also National Hero’s Day and will be marked by a series of religious celebrations across the country. Remus Radulescu on the meaning of the holiday.
Reporter: According to the Gospels and the book of Acts, on the 40th day after the resurrection, Jesus Christ appeared to the disciples for the last time. This last meeting took place on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. Jesus told the disciples not to go far from the city, because in ten days they would be equipped with power from above, power that would give them confidence in their mission. Of course, he was referring to the descent of the Holy Spirit. After these last words, say the books of the New Testament, Jesus ascended into heaven, taking with him the human nature transformed through sacrifice and resurrection to God. The Ascension of the Lord is also a day of heroes. The heroes are remembered today because they followed the same path as Jesus Christ to ascension through self-sacrifice. Today, memorial services are held in churches and monuments of heroes, and at 12 o’clock the bells of Orthodox churches will ring as a sign of gratitude to those who sacrificed themselves for the country, faith and country.
Producer: On the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Radio Romania Cultural and Antena Satellar broadcast the Holy Liturgy live from the Cathedra at the Patriarchate in Bucharest, this time./rpatulea/ilapadat
Radio Romania News (May 25)