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The '''Ascension''' of [[Jesus Christ]] is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated forty days after [[Pascha]] (and thus always falling on a [[Thursday]] -- see [[Paschalion]]).
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The '''Ascension''' of [[Jesus Christ]] is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated forty days after [[Pascha]] (and thus always falling on a [[Thursday]] -- ''see'' [[Paschalion]]).
  
 
Forty days after the [[Resurrection]], while blessing His [[apostles|disciples]] ([[Gospel of Luke]] 24:50-51), Christ ascended into heaven, taking His place at the right hand of the [[Father]] ([[Gospel of Mark]] 16:19 and [[Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed]]).
 
Forty days after the [[Resurrection]], while blessing His [[apostles|disciples]] ([[Gospel of Luke]] 24:50-51), Christ ascended into heaven, taking His place at the right hand of the [[Father]] ([[Gospel of Mark]] 16:19 and [[Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed]]).

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The Ascension of Christ

The Ascension of Jesus Christ is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated forty days after Pascha (and thus always falling on a Thursday -- see Paschalion).

Forty days after the Resurrection, while blessing His disciples (Gospel of Luke 24:50-51), Christ ascended into heaven, taking His place at the right hand of the Father (Gospel of Mark 16:19 and Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed).


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