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38. Ascension

  1. Assumption of Virgin Mary belief that Mary was assumed bodily into heaven. [Christian Tradition: NCE, 1709]
  2. crescent moon Mary often depicted standing on or above moon. [Christian Iconog.: Brewer Dictionary, 726]
  3. Elijah transported to heaven in fiery chariot. [O.T.: II Kings 2:11]
  4. Helen of Troy soars away into the air from the cave in which Menelaus left her. [Gk. Drama: Euripides Helen ]
  5. Jesus Christ 40 days after Resurrection, ascended into heaven. [N.T.: Acts 1:111]
  6. Marguerite borne to heaven by angels. [Fr. Opera: Faust, Westerman, 183185]
  7. miraj Muhammads night journey to paradise. [Islam: Leach, 731]
  8. Romulus taken to the heavens by Mars in a fiery chariot. [Rom. Myth: Brewer Dictionary, 775]
  9. stars, garland of emblem associated with the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 374]

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Ascension (in Christianity)

Ascension, name usually given to the departure of Jesus from earth as related in the Gospels according to Mark (16) and Luke (24) and in Acts 1.1–11. The annual commemoration of this is one of the principal feasts in most Christian churches. Ascension Thursday, as it is called, occurs on the 40th day after Easter, being the Thursday of the sixth week of Easter. In early English usage this festival was known as Holy Thursday.

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Ascension

Ascension. The withdrawal of Christ into heaven witnessed by the apostles forty days after his resurrection (Acts 1. 9).

‘Ascension’ may also refer to the ascent of the Prophet Muḥammad to heaven: see MIʿRĀJ.

‘Ascension’ is then applied to many descriptions of other-world journeys, especially among shamans.

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Ascension

Ascension in Christian belief, the ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection. Ascension Day is the Thursday 40 days after Easter, on which Christ's Ascension is celebrated in the Christian Church. Ascensiontide is the ten-day period between Ascension Day and the eve of Pentecost.

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ascension

as·cen·sion / əˈsenshən/ • n. [in sing.] the act of rising to an important position or a higher level: his ascension to the ranks of pop star. ∎  (Ascension) the ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection.

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ascension

ascension XIV. — (O)F. — L. ascensiō, -ōn-, f. ascens-, pp. stem of ascendere.
Also ascent XVII. f. ASCEND, after the pair descend, descent.

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