What Is Ascension Day? When Is It Celebrated?

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Ascension Day is celebrated by Christians to remember when Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection. This event is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter. How is this big event celebrated? Let’s find out.

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When Is Ascension Day Celebrated?

Ascension Day is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter. This celebration is done to remember when Jesus Christ went back to Heaven. According to the scriptures in Acts 1:4-9, Jesus revealed to the disciples what will happen to Israel. So whiles he was speaking, he was taken back to Heaven. This is how the scriptures recorded it.

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“Now when he had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up and a cloud received Him out of their sight…” (Acts 1:4-9)

Importance of Ascension Day Celebration

What do Christians gain from celebrating Christ’s ascension to heaven? Let’s find out.

  • It was after the ascension that the Holy Spirit came upon the church.
  • Jesus had to go back to Heaven to prepare a place for those who will believe in him.
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