Because Jesus Christ took on our flesh in every way, His ascension tells us that we will ascend in the flesh. This will be accomplished by living according the the Holy Spirit, Who was promised to us after His ascension.
Do you see then to what height of glory human nature has been raised? Is it not from earth to heaven? Is it not from corruption to incorruption? … St Ephrem
On this account it foretells his bodily ascension into heaven, and says in Psalm 23, “Lift up your gates, you princes and be lifted up, you everlasting doors, and the king of glory shall come in.” And in the forty-sixth, “God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with a sound of a trumpet. … St. Athanasius of Alexandria
hat significance does the event of the Ascension of Jesus Christ have for the Christian? We should understand why we celebrate any feast, and its inner meaning. In the gospel reading for liturgy on the Ascension, two gifts are mentioned Read More …
What significance does the event of the Ascension of Jesus Christ have for the Christian? We should understand why we celebrate any feast, and its inner meaning.
In the gospel reading for liturgy on the Ascension, two gifts are mentioned by Christ. One is given and one is promised. What are they? Comment on their importance and meaning for a Christian.
What mountain did Christ ascend from? How will this mountain be involved in another, cataclysmic event?
There is a significant occurrence in the Ascension story that can only be understood in the context of the church, and the absolute need for apostolic succession of bishops and priests. This occurrence, properly understood, should cause everyone who trusts his own interpretation of the bible outside of the context of a visible, authoritative and dogmatic church to flee from his false, individual understanding and seek out the church.
What is this occurrence? Comment on it, and try to specify other scriptures which point out or support this critical Christian teaching.
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Ascension. The whole of our faith is Jesus Christ. Two prophesies, one fulfilled, one being fulfilled. Audio
About the Ascension, from the Law of God (see below for Russian text): When the day of the Jewish Pentecost drew near, the disciples of Christ returned from Galilee to Jerusalem. On the fortieth day after the resurrection of Jesus Read More …