Ascension of Christ


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Noun1.Ascension of Christ - (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his ResurrectionAscension of Christ - (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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Upward: Faith, Church, and the Ascension of Christ.
But the most joyful time of the festival is the Feast of Ascension - commemorating the ascension of Christ into heaven - when Bulgarians spend cheery time with family and friends tapping colored eggs.
Lankton said the row of 12 icons, which depict major feast and celebration days from the Orthodox calendar and biblical scenes, including the Nativity, the raising of Lazarus from the dead and the Crucifixion and Ascension of Christ, were likely the third row of a giant wall, probably about 40 feet high, with an entrance to the altar at the bottom.
In stark contrast to this tiny panel's meditative intimacy was Dali's explosive The Ascension of Christ (1958; Fig.
Not only does it have a beat you can dance to (although this hypothesis may go largely unproven in most Presbyterian worship services) it also evokes the Ascension of Christ and the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Where "Zone" famously compares an airplane to the ascension of Christ, saints, and prophets--"Les anges voltigent autour du joli voltigeur / Icare, Enoch, Elie, Apollonius de Thyane"--MacSweeney gives us "Icarus Enoch of / Birmingham Ely of Dublin Bobby Sands you madman Apollinaire.
Third, the ascension of Christ made invisible not only the Christ who had been visible until then, but also the Holy Spirit, who had been visible until then only in Christ.
The doctrine of the Ascension of Christ is rejected as a "religious reversal of the death of God [that] cannot reverse or bring to an end the progressive descent of Spirit into flesh" (103).
Denoncourt's Via crucis explores a boy's imaginative interpretation of the Catholic iconic representation of the crucifixion and ascension of Christ.