Bishop Gideon prayerfully honored the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, on his birthday

10 June 2021

On June 10, 2021, on the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphrius of Kiev and All Ukraine, a solemn divine service was performed in the monastery. , the abbot of the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, he was concelebrated by the monastery brethren in the priesthood. 

During the conciliar service, he met his birthday - His Grace, Bishop Gideon of Makarov, abbot of the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, he was concelebrated by the monastery brethren in the priesthood. 

After the reading of the Holy Gospel, prayer petitions were raised in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection. 

At the end of the service of the abbot of the monastery, Vladyka Gideon was congratulated by the parishioners and pilgrims of the monastery. Vladyka, in turn, addressed the flock with a word of gratitude.

The Ascension of the Lord is a rolling holiday: its date depends on the date of Easter. It belongs to the number of Lord's feasts, that is, those related to the Lord Jesus Christ. Ascension is celebrated on the fortieth day after the Resurrection of Christ, so the holiday always falls on Thursday. On this day, we recall the events that took place forty days after Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross and resurrected. After the Resurrection, the Savior appeared to his disciples more than once, strengthening their faith and preparing for the descent of the Holy Spirit on them - at Pentecost. On the day of the Ascension, the Lord gathered the apostles in Bethany, on the Mount of Olives. Christ blessed them and - as he was, in the flesh - ascended into heaven. The New Testament writes about this event as follows: “He rose up in their eyes, and a cloud took Him out of their sight. And when they were looking at heaven, during His ascent, suddenly two men in white clothes appeared to them and said: Men of Galilee! why are you standing and looking at the sky? This Jesus, ascended from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him ascending into heaven ”(Acts 1: 9-11).