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|Today Is Ascension by Richieboyn: 5:35am On May 09, 2013|
ASCENSION OF JESUS CHRIST INTO HEAVEN.
The Ascension of Jesus is the Christian teaching found
in the New Testament that the resurrected Jesus was taken up to heaven in his resurrected body, in the presence of eleven of
his apostles, occurring 40 days after the resurrection. In the biblical narrative, an angel tells the watching disciples that Jesus' second coming will take place in the same manner as his ascension.
The canonical gospels include two brief descriptions of the Ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:50-53 and Mark 16:19. A more detailed account of Jesus' bodily Ascension into the heaven is given in the Acts of the Apostles (1:9-11).
The Ascension of Jesus is professed in the Nicene Creed and in the Apostles' Creed. The Ascension implies Jesus' humanity being taken into Heaven. The Feast of the Ascension, celebrated on the 40th day of Easter (always a Thursday), is one of the chief feasts of the Christian year. The feast dates back at least to the later 4th century, as is widely attested. The Ascension is one of the five major milestones in the gospel narrative of
the life of Jesus, the others being Baptism, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, and Resurrection.
SUMMARY OF THE STORY.
In God's plan of salvation, Jesus Christ had been crucified for the sins of mankind, died, and rose from the dead. Following his resurrection, he appeared many times to his disciples. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus called his 11
apostles together on the Mount of Olives, outside
Jerusalem. Still not completely understanding that
Christ's messianic mission had been spiritual and
not political, the disciples asked Jesus if he was going to restore the kingdom to Israel. They were
frustrated with Roman oppression and may have
envisioned an overthrow of Rome. Jesus answered
them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the
Father has set by his own authority. But you will
receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in
all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
(Acts 1:7-8, NIV) Then Jesus was taken up, and a cloud hid him from
their sight. As the disciples were watching him
ascend, two angels dressed in white robes stood beside them and asked why they were looking into
the sky. The angels said: "This same Jesus, who has been taken from you
into heaven, will come back in the same way you
have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11, NIV) At that, the disciples walked back to Jerusalem to
the upstairs room where they had been staying
and held a prayer meeting.
(Excerpts from christianity.about.com/od/biblestorysummaries/a/Ascension-Of-Jesus.htm AND en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascension_of_Jesus)
*Today is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION and it is binding on all Catholics to attend Mass today as though it were a Sunday. We continue to pray for God's blessings in our lives as we await d gifts of the Holy Spirit which HE promised to us. AMEN! Goodmorning*
|Re: Today Is Ascension by Lawconfessor(f): 7:20am On May 09, 2013|
Don't tell me i forgot to attend Holy Mass dis morning.
God hv mercy on me-- *poor soul*
|Re: Today Is Ascension by JeSoul(f): 6:23pm On May 09, 2013|
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