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Ascension Day

Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven.


Jesus Christ met many times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. On the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven.

Luke 24:36-49     John 20:24-29   Matthew 28:16 - 17

Jesus, while blessing his disciples, is taken up and a cloud hides him from their sight. Two angels appear and tell the disciples that this Jesus will return in the same way. 


Ascension Day marks the end of the Easter season.  It occurs ten days before Pentecost.


The meaning of the Ascension is derived in the glorification and exaltation of Jesus following his death and Resurrection, His return to God the Father. Thus, the Gospel According to John uses both the sayings of Jesus and his post-Resurrection appearances to indicate a new relationship between Jesus and his Father and between him and his followers, rather than a simple physical relocation from earth to heaven.

John 14:2-4

 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.


Join us as we follow Jesus as He ascends to the Father.

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