Ascension of Jesus - Orthodox

According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified, died, and rose from the dead. He was then resurrected and appeared many times to his disciples.

Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus called his 11 apostles together on


the Mount of Olives, outside Jerusalem. The disciples still did not quite understand that Jesus's mission was spiritual rather than political, and they asked Jesus whether he was going to restore the kingdom to Israel.   They were hoping for the Roman oppression to be overthrown.

Jesus told them that his power was about the Holy Spirit, and was taken up until a cloud hid him from their sight. While the disciples were watching him ascend, two angels dressed in white robe stold the disciples that Jesus would return the same way he went into heaven. T

he disciples then walked back to Jerusalem and held a prayer meeting.

Last modified on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 07:33

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