|Ascension of the Lord|
From the Acts we learn that Jesus ascended 40 days after the resurrection. Further we learn that Jesus ascended to the heavens from Mount Olive. Take a virtual tour of Mount Olive.
The fast begins from the day of ascension and ends with the feast of Pentecost. The faithful generally do not conduct marriages, baptisms, etc., during these ten days of preparation for empowering of the Holy Spirit.
We read in Acts how the apostles, St. Mary and others prepared for the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1: "
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.