On this Ascension Thursday I attended the Act of Consecration at our local Christian Community. For this Festival the green on the Priest’s chasuble changes to gold. The epistle speaks about how Christ having completed the ‘sending’ by The Father, is now the meaning of the Earth. His ascending is our ascending. The ‘Father Ground of the World’ is now accessible to us in the aura of the Earth, opening us to future worlds that we are called to co-create.
Rev. Jeana Lee spoke a beautiful sermon using the imagination of a dandelion – How it is a reflection of the Sun. And then it dies – transforming into a globe of seeds to be dispersed by the wind, reappearing everywhere…
In The Gospel reading from John 16, we hear what The Christ says to the disciples, preparing them for when He would leave them on Good Friday, & then return to bring them the esoteric teachings during the 40 days after the Resurrection (John 16:25: “Though I have been speaking to you figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father”)
Then on Ascension Thursday He seems to leave them again to make way for the Holy Spirit. It is now during these 10 days until Pentecost when we feel most alone: “The hour is coming, it has already come, when you will all be scattered, each to their own loneliness”
This is an opportunity calling us to consciously gather in the ‘Upper Room’, each of us facing our own loneliness together. Reviewing how the life of Christ lives in our lives today…So that we can will to be a pure vessel for the Holy Spirit – Open to the fires of enthusiasm that empower us to take up our cross & do our work in the world.
Many are called few are chosen. YOU are called. You are welcome, to join us in co-creating the Upper Room in the ethers tonight:
Dear friends if you will to join us on Ascension Thursday – Please contact Diane McGary, firstname.lastname@example.org – Then you will receive an email with the zoom link.
The Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston is offering an exciting Event on Ascension Thursday, May 26th 4 pm PT / 6 pm CT / 7pm – 8:30 pm Eastern time.
Climbing Jacob’s Ladder – Celebrating the Festival of Ascension with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg & Eurythmy with Maria Ver Eecke
“In heavy clouds let Him ascend
And so also let Him downward tread.
In cooling streams let Him be sent,
In flames of fire blaze His descent,
In air & essence, sound & dew
To permeate our whole earth thru” ~Novalis
Ascension is a Festival of the Elements, & of the Hierarchies, it relates to the Transfiguration & the fulfillment of the promise of the ‘Second Coming’. Together we will explore the mystery of ‘As Above so Below’.
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg is a trans-denominational minister, essayist, lecturer, performer, and poet. She writes and curates ‘Reverse Ritual, Understanding Anthroposophy Through the Rhythms of the Year’ and the ‘I Think Speech’ podcast. Hazel’s been the Cultural Events and Festivals Coordinator for the Rudolf Steiner Branch in Chicago for over 10 years. She is a member of the Central Regional Council, the School for Spiritual Science, the Esoteric Youth Circle, and the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
Register by contacting Diane McGary, email@example.com
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Yours, Diane McGary, firstname.lastname@example.org