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The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.

The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.

Short Meditations from Easter to the Ascension.

PREFACE.

These Meditations are intended as a companion series to those already published on the Sacred Passion of Our Lord.  The one subject, no less than the other, is full of consolation and encouragement — the Passion pointing us rather to the joy of being freed from the burden of sin, the Resurrection to the further happiness of being heirs to the glory of heaven.  For, as Christ “died for our sins, so He rose again for our justification and His work was not complete until He had not only risen again, but ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us."

It is the hope of the author of these short meditations that they may help those who read them to rejoice with Jesus Christ in His glorious Resurrection and Ascension into heaven.

The numbers in the titles are for the day of Easter. So Low Sunday is number 8 (Easter was day 1).

stylized mosaic of a scene of the ascension, showing Mary and an angel facing the apostles who are looking up

40 — The Return to Jerusalem.

May 24, 2017

The Return to Jerusalem. Read St. Luke xxiv.  52, 53; Acts i.  10-12. [52] And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great joy. [53] And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. [10] And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in…

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painting of Scrovegni showing Jesus ascending into Heaven, angels receiving Him, the apostles and the blessed mother Mary kneeling and watching, and two angels before them pointing upwards

39 — The Ascension.

May 23, 2017

The Ascension. Read St. Luke xxiv.  51; Acts i.  9. [51] And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he departed from them, and was carried up to heaven. [9] And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.…

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Himmelfart's painting of the Ascension, showing Jesus's feet in the frame and the apostles looking upward

38 — The Final Visit.

May 22, 2017

The Final Visit. Read St.  Luke xxiv.  48-50. [48] And you are witnesses of these things. [49] And I send the promise of my Father upon you: but stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high. [50] And he led them out as far as Bethania: and lifting up…

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Tissot's painting of Jesus's last visit with the Apostles, exhorting the apostles, titled "The Parting Advice"

37 —The Parting Advice.

May 21, 2017

The Parting Advice. Read Acts i.  1-5. [1] The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach, [2] Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up. [3] To whom also he shewed…

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icon of synaxis of the the apostles, they hold the church among them

36 — The Foundations of the Church.

May 20, 2017

The Foundations of the Church. Read St. Luke xxiv.  44-46. [44] And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning…

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35 — The Promise to the Apostles.

May 19, 2017

The Promise to the Apostles. Read St. Matt, xxviii.  19, 20. [19] Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days,…

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mosaic of Jesus with the apostles to each side, and each apostles holds an item, Peter holds a key, etc

34 —The Work Entrusted to the Apostles.

May 18, 2017

The Work Entrusted to the Apostles. Read St. Matt, xviii.  15-20; St. Luke xxiv.  46-48. [15] So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day. [16] And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.…

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close up of Fedor Zubov's icon of Our Lord

33 —The Apostolic Commission.

May 17, 2017

The Apostolic Commission. Read St. Matt, xxviii.  19, 20. [19] Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to…

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32 — The Scene upon the Mount in Galilee.

May 16, 2017

The Scene upon the Mount in Galilee. Read St. Matt, xxviii.  16. [16] And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them 1.  Let us picture the scene on the mountain in Galilee — Thabor(Tabor) it may be, or some other mountain not far from the Lake of Tiberias;…

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close up crop of Perugino's painting of Jesus handing the keys to St. Peter, who kneels before Our Lord to accept the charge

30 — The Charge to St. Peter.

May 15, 2017

The Charge to St. Peter. Read St. John xxi.  17. [17] He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love…

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This article, The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. is a post from The Bellarmine Forum.
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