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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It is not uncommon for me to find Christians denying the bodily ascension of Christ. To many Christians assume that Christ only ascended as a spirit leaving His earthly body behind.
Francis said the visual effects made the ascension of Christ even more dramatic, as these gave the audience the illusion that he was levitating to the sky.
The central theme of the dome of the church - the mosaic panel "Ascension of Christ" - was made by 70 artists from Russia and Serbia, led by the famous artist, member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts Nikolai Mukhin, who directed the painting of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
Every year, the villa goes to town with an authentic fiesta to commemorate the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. This year it was celebrated with a Latin Mass, symphony orchestra, three choirs, and a guest singer.
The original European ' stainedglass windows' depicting the Crucifixion, Ascension of Christ and his Resurrection, are some of the very rare pieces in the church's possession.
Upward: Faith, Church, and the Ascension of Christ. By Anthony J.
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.
(31) The relationship between the Ascension of Christ and the planting of wisdom in men's hearts provides the reader with a significant insight into Cynewulf's understanding of the Pentecost miracle.
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.
Immediately coming to mind is the case of La Ceppede's Theoremes, in which some 520 sonnets that chronicle the passion, death, resurrection and ascension of Christ are accompanied by their discursive and perhaps even more copious commentaries.