Did you Know? (Sunday, June 2, 2019)

The Ascension of Jesus is the departure of Christ from Earth into the presence of God. The biblical narrative (Acts 1:9-11) takes place 40 days after the resurrection. Here Jesus was taken up from the disciples in their sight, a cloud hid him from view, and two men in white appeared to tell them that he would return “in the same way you have seen him go into heaven” (v.11). It is interesting too, that the ascension also points to the exaltation of Jesus. This means that through his ascension, Jesus took his seat at the right hand of God: “He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.”

(See Lk 24:51; Heb 1:3 and the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds in the BCP.)