Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

In this Encountering the Word video for the Ascension of Our Lord, Jeff Cavins explains how, in the final words before the Ascension, Christ commissioned the apostles to spread the gospel. The readings are:

First Reading: Acts 1:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23 or Ephesians 4:1-13 OR 4:1-7, 11-13
Alleluia: Matthew 28:19A, 20B
Gospel Mark 16:15-20

Meet Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives.