June 5, 2019
It was a glorious and historic day as the Ascension Parish Family celebrated its Thyranoixia, “Opening of the Doors” of its new home followed by the beautiful Feast Day Vespers service on June 5, 2019. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanel blessed our new sanctuary and presided over each of the services. More than 30 clergy and 550 faithful gathered to witness this milestone event and walked with us through the doors of our new home!
- Watch a video of the historic event HERE.
- Click HERE to view photos!
- Click HERE to view a slideshow of our building project!
"DOME SWEET HOME" HISTORIC DINNER DANCE & CELEBRATION
The Sunday following the Thyranoixia, June 9, 2019, Ascension gathered in fellowship at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, IL, to celebrate the historic and momentous events that transpired days prior at our beloved new church. Click HERE to view photos of this truly festive and celebratory occasion. As we move forward into all the “new” aspects of parish life, let the memorable moments we just witnessed together as a parish family continue to enlighten and invigorate us.
To view a virtual tour of Ascension's new church and fellowship center (please pardon the dust as renovations and buliding improvements are still in motion), click HERE!
Click HERE to view a video filmed just prior to Ascension's Thyranoixia
"Opening of the Doors"
5th Sunday of Matthew; Proclus & Hilary the Martyrs of Ancyra; Our Holy Father Michael of Maleinus; Gerasimos of Byzantium and Akakios the young ascetic; Paisios the Athonite; Veronica, the woman with the issue of blood who was healed by Jesus; Andre the Commander & his Companion Martyrs
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