Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you, looking up to heaven? alleluia. He shall so come as you have seen Him going up into heaven, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Having decided that there was no better way to celebrate our Lord's Ascension into heaven (after Divine Liturgy, of course) than by ascending one of the nearby hills, we packed a picnic and headed for the charming little town of Gumpoldskirchen, and set out to wind our way through the vineyards running up the hill behind the town. It was a lovely hike to the top of the hill, although somewhat dampened by a light rainfall.