Dear Ascension Family,
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped with the Origami Peace Dove project recently installed in our Narthex. Thank you for making 1,000 doves, making more doves, and showing up to glue, hang and climb the ladders to install our creation over the summer months.
We hope you enjoy this unique installation, modeled after the Les Colombes exhibit at Washinton National Cathedral. These doves symbolize hope and the Holy Spirit and are a new way to say Welcome to all who walk through our doors.
The dove has been an enduring symbol in Christian art and iconography since the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. "After Jesus came up out of the water, the Holy Spirit came from heaven and descended on him "like a dove" John 1:32. It represents the Holy Spirit and is a symbol of hope and peace.