Ascension Sadness

A joyous and peace-filled Ascension Day to all!

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“The Lord did not ‘leave us comfortless,’ as  a dying mother leaves her orphaned children, but gave us the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, and He draws us to love God with an insatiable love, and to yearn after Him and seek Him day and night with tears. O how ill it goes with the soul when she loses love and assurance! In sadness of heart she raises her cry to God: ‘When shall I see the Lord again, and rejoice in His peace and love?’” ( St Silouan the Athonite, p 324)

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