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The Feast of the Ascension (Ascensiontide) is celebrated on the 40th day of Easter (always a Thursday), it is one of the chief feasts of the Christian year. The feast dates back at least to the later 4th century. The ascension is one of the five major milestones in the gospel narrative of the life of Jesus, the others being baptism, transfiguration, crucifixion, and resurrection. The Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:9-11) is the Christian teaching found in the New Testament that the resurrected Jesus was taken up to Heaven in his resurrected body, in the presence of eleven of his apostles, occurring 40 days after the resurrection. In the biblical narrative, an angel tells the watching disciples that Jesus' second coming will take place in the same manner as his ascension. The canonical gospels include two brief descriptions of the ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:50-53 and Mark 16:19. A more detailed account of Jesus' bodily Ascension into the clouds is then given in the Acts of the Apostles (1:9-11). The ascension of Jesus is professed in the Nicene Creed and in the Apostles' Creed. The ascension implies Jesus' humanity being taken into Heaven. By the 6th century the iconography of the ascension in Christian art had been established and by the 9th century ascension scenes were being depicted on domes of churches. Many ascension scenes have two parts, an upper (Heavenly) part and a lower (earthly) part. The ascending Jesus is often shown blessing with his right hand - directed towards the earthly group below him and signifying that he is blessing the entire Church.(Ref Wikipedia)
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|A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing Alas And Did My Savior Bleed All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name (ellor) Edward Perronet All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name (shrubsole) Edward Perronet All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name CRD All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name Edward Perronet All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name Alleluia Sing To Jesus CRD Alleluia Sing To Jesus At The Name Of Jesus Cm Noel At The Name Of Jesus CRD At The Name Of Jesus Before The Throne Of God Above Charitie Lees Bancroft Before The Throne Of God Above CRD Before The Throne Of God Above Blessing And Honor And Glory And Power Blessing And Honor Horatius Bonar Captains Of The Saintly Band Christ The Lord Is Risen Again Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (leeson) Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (lyra) Christ The Lord Is Risen Today CRD Christ Triumphant Christ Whose Glory Fills The Sky Clap Your Hands Ye People All Close To Thee Come All Harmonious Tongues Come Away To The Skies Come Christians Join To Sing Christian H Bateman Come Christians Join To Sing CRD Come Christians Join To Sing Come Holy Ghost Our Souls Inspire Come Let Us Rise With Christ Crown Him With Many Crowns CRD Crown Him With Many Crowns Matthew Bridges 1851 Crown Him With Many Crowns Easter Bells Easter Joyous Easter Eternal Monarch King Most High Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken Glory To The Lamb Bw Gorman Glory To The Lamb CRD Glory To The Lamb L M Rouse God Is Gone Up On High Golden Harps Are Sounding Great Is The Lord (and Most Worthy Of Praise) CRD Great Is The Lord CRD Hail Festal Day (ascension) Hail Festal Day Hail Gladdening Light Hail Harbinger Of Morn Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise Charles Wesley Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise Hail Thee Festival Day (ascension) Hail Thee Festival Day Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus Hark Tis The Watchmans Cry He Is Exalted CRD He Is Gone A Cloud Of Light He Is Lord CRD He Is Lord Holy Ghost Illuminator Hosannah To The Prince Of Light I Am Thine O Lord I See The Lord CRD Jesu Our Hope Our Hearts Desire Jesus From Thy Servants Taken Jesus Is All The World To Me Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross Jesus Our Hope Our Hearts Desire Jesus Shall Reign Jesus The Name High Over All Kind Maker Of The World O Hear Know Ye The Lord Hath Borne Away Land Of Our Birth We Pledge To Thee Lead On O King Eternal Lift Up Your Heads Eternal Gates Lift Up Your Heads Rejoice Lift Up Your Heads Ye Gates Of Brass Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates CRD Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates Lo God To Heavn Ascendeth Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending Look Ye Saints The Sight Is Glorious Lord In Thy Name Thy Servants Plead Lord When Thou Didst Ascend On High Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned O Blest Creator Of The Light O Christ Our Hope Our Hearts Desire O Christ Our Joy Gone Up On High O Christ Our Joy To Whom Is Given O Christ Thou Hast Ascended O Christ Who Hast Prepared A Place O Come And Dwell In Me O For A Heart To Praise My God O For A Shout Of Sacred Joy O God Our Help In Ages Past O God Thy Soldiers Crown And Guard O King Most High Of Earth And Sky O Lord Most High Eternal King O Lord Thou Hast Ascended O Master Let Me Walk With Thee O Savior Who For Man Hast Trod O Splendor Of Gods Glory Bright Ambrose Of Milan O Splendor Of Gods Glory Bright On Olivet A Little Band Open Mine Eyes (crosby) Open Mine Eyes (johnson) Open My Eyes That I May See CRD Open My Eyes That I May See Praise The Lord Who Reigns Above Rejoice The Lord Is King CRD Rejoice The Lord Is King Your Lord And King Adore Rejoice The Lord Is King Rejoice Today With One Accord Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart CRD Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart Edward H Plumptre 1865 Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart Salvation Is The Sweetest Thing Daniel S Warner Savior Sprinkle Many Nations See The Conqueror Mounts In Triumph Shine Jesus Shine CRD Shout To The Lord CRD Sing We Triumphant Hymns Of Praise Sinners Rejoice Your Peace Is Made Soon And Very Soon We Are Going To See The King CRD Standing On The Promises Take Up Thy Cross The Ancient Law Departs The Eternal Gates Lift Up Their Heads The Golden Gates Are Lifted Up The Great Forerunner Of The Morn The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns The Head That Once Was Crowned The Light Along The Ages The Lord Ascendeth Up On High The Voice Of God Is Calling Thou Art Gone Up On High To Realms Of Glory Trust And Obey We Thank Thee Jesus Dearest Friend When I Survey The Wondrous Cross Where High The Heavenly Temple Stands|
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