- Fr. Tarcisio
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
At the top of the Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem, there is a small chapel, called the Ascension, a sanctuary that is part of a larger complex to which the Church of the Pater Noster and the Carmelite Monastery also belong, with the difference is that the latter two are under the tutelage of France, on the other hand, the Chapel of the Ascension is under Muslim authority, which thanks to the agreements signed 250 years ago by the religious communities allows the visit of the faithful of all the religions to this place.
For Christians, as narrated in the Gospel of Saint Luke (Lk 24:50) this is the place where Jesus, already risen, meets with his disciples for the last time, to say goodbye to them and go up to heaven leaving his last trace of his passage through this world.
This event marks the transition from the risen Christ to the exalted Christ at the right hand of the Father. It also marks the possibility that those of us who have believed in him can also reach the place where he is now glorified.