~Celebrated on June 2nd in 2011~
~Celebrated 40 days after the Resurrection & 10 days before Pentecost~
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of
their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by
them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus,
which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
Annie's Thoughts on The Ascension:
I have often pondered how amazing it would have been to be on the earth when Jesus ascended......... I am
sure that the reason there were not more accounts written of what happened is because it must have just been
an experience that words couldn't describe. I don't know about you but I would have LOVED to have been
there when Jesus left this earth for HEAVEN!!!!!! Wouldn't that have been AMAZING??????
would be even more awesome to travel back in time and be able to
peek around the crowd or even from
behind a cloud in anticipation of what we "knew" happened. No one would have even noticed if you didn't
fit in with all the excitement. You could be there watching with the knowledge of what would be about to
happen. You could watch the faces of all the people as they saw that astonishing event. I am sure that
almost everyone's mouth was wide open as they stood in awe. They were probably speechless and even gasped
for air not knowing what to say or do as the Lord rose up in the air right in front of them. It sounds
like something no one could have even imagined or described.
really did happen and we do have a first hand account of what did
happen in the Bible.
It is in the New Testament in the book of Acts. It is real and it is true.
It really did happen!!! How amazing!!! You can read the account for your self by clicking HERE.
Here is what The World Book Encyclopedia says about The Ascension Day:
"Ascension: The end of the Easter season. During the 40-day period beginning with Easter Sunday,
Christians celebrate the time when Jesus reappeared to some of His followers. This period ends on
Ascension Day, or Ascension Thursday. On this day, the story of Jesus' rise to heaven is read in churches.
In Catholic churches, the Easter paschal candle is put out on Ascension Day. The Easter season concludes
10 days later with the feast of Pentecost, when the apostles reported that the Holy Spirit had
entered into them. Christians believe that the church began at that time."
Here is what Compton's Encyclopedia says about The Ascension:
"Ascension, in Christianity, the ascent of Jesus into heaven, as described in the New Testament; marked
by a feast occurring 40 days after Easter, which celebrates the resurrection; concept also appears in the
Old Testament story of Elijah and in the myths of other cultures. Ascension Day is Forty days after Easter.
Here is what Compton's Encyclopedia says about Whitsunday:
Whitsunday, or Pentecost is Fifty days after Easter.
Here is what Compton's Encyclopedia says about Novena:
Novena, in Roman Catholicism, nine days of devotion, public or private, to obtain special graces;
adopted from Apostles' nine days of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.
Here is what Compton's Encyclopedia says about Rogation Day:
Rogation Days, in Christianity, the three days before Ascension Day, observed in early church by fasting
and chanting of litanies in public processions; introduced by French bishop in 5th century; still observed
in minor degree by Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches."
There are 13 Bible verses with the word "Ascend" in them
There are 0 Bible verses with the word "Ascension" in them
There are 19 Bible verses with the word "Ascended" in them
Here is a link to the first chapter of the book of Acts in the Bible
Nave's Topical Bible has this page about the Ascension
Torrey's Topical Textbook has this page Ascension of Christ, The
Ascension Day Links:
What's to Celebrate about Ascension Day - Suite101.com
"Worship That Works" has a sermon Day of the Ascension
Ascension Day in Venice
Jesus' Ascension - He is Risen Coloring Sheet
Links about Jesus' Ascension:
Places in the Holy Land held sacred by Christians
Church Of The Ascension - Mount Of Olives
The EagleWing's Page about The Ascension of Jesus
Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus
Conversion Conversations- Week 6 - Jesus' Ascension and Glorification
C.S. Lewis on Jesus Ascension
Homily on the Ascension
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary has a page about the Ascension of Jesus Christ
a friend an Ascension Day Email Greeting Card
Post Date the Email Card for June 2nd in 2011~
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