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Easter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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