The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ commemorates Jesus Christ's physical ascension into heaven. It's a feast that's celebrated all over the world. Ascension Day is usually observed on a Thursday (the forty-first day of Easter). The day of commemoration varies depending on the ecclesiastical province. (Western: May 13, Eastern: June 10).
According to the New Testament, Jesus' Ascension occurred at the end of his life on earth. As it occurs in the Acts of the Apostles, after Jesus Christ told his apostles to preach the gospel to all nations, He ascended to heaven to be with God, seated at the right hand of God the Father. He is there praying for those who believe and trust in Him.
The last footprint of Jesus on earth before he ascended into heaven can be found on the Mount of Olives in the Holy Land.
Keep a rosary in hand while you read our favorite bible verses to celebrate he the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven:
1) Acts 1:9
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
2) Acts 2:33
Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
3) John 16:28
I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.
4) Luke 24:50-51
When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
5) 1 Timothy 3:16
Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great:
He appeared in the flesh,
was vindicated by the Spirit,
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory.
6) Mark 16:19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
7) Acts 1:10-11
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? 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.”
At Bethlehem Handicrafts' online store you can find this extraordinary wood carving of the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven olive wood statue that is made out of Bethlehem`s finest olive wood.
This hand-carved olive wood statue represents the Ascension of Jesus into heaven which happened 40 days after the resurrection on the Mount of Olives. It will always remind us of his message to bring many to faith, and to preach the gospel to all creation.
Acts 1:9 " He was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see Him."
At our online store, you can also find this hand-carved olive wood box with a printed picture of the Ascension of Jesus Christ where you can your rosary safe. Not only it is hand carved out of genuine olive wood from the Holy Land and has a red felt lining with a magnetic snap closure, but it also has a printed image of The Ascension directly onto the olive wood cover! This box makes a perfect gift for the first communion ceremony, or can be simply used as a casket to keep your jewelry!: