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.
Dome of the Ascension
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!: