Forty days after Easter is the Ascension of Jesus as described in Acts, Luke, and Mark. In this service, we observe this festival. In many traditions, the Feast of the Ascension is one of the holiest and most celebrated moments in the liturgical year; it is also among the most ancient of Christian traditions. The Church holds that the day of Ascension is a day for celebration because all the work that Jesus came to do has been accomplished, and he returns to the right hand of God the Father. On this final Sunday of Easter, we celebrate Jesus’s ascension and remember Jesus promised that his disciples would be “clothed with power from on high” to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth.
Please note: The Chapel is closed to visitors and all in-person services, concerts, and other events remain canceled until further notice. We continue to pray regularly for Duke, Durham, the nation, and the world, and offer online resources for prayer and livestreams of services. We invite you to engage online with us.