Rev. Dr. Joel Elowsky, Professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about when the historic church began observing the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord as its own festival, the sources we have from the early church about the church’s practices, what this celebration might have looked like, where we see the Ascension depicted in early church art, and why remembering the Ascension is important for the Church today. Read about the Ascension in the May 2022 issue of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org/2022/lutheran-witness-may-2022.
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