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The Observance of Ascension is a significant Christian religious event celebrated to commemorate the belief in the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. This day marks the conclusion of the Easter season and marks an integral part of the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. South Africans, with a strong Christian tradition and a diverse range of denominations, participate in this celebration to express their belief in the divine nature of Jesus and the promise of eternal heavenly life for believers.
The Ascension of Jesus is detailed in the biblical narratives of the New Testament, particularly in the Gospels according to Luke and Mark and the Acts of the Apostles. Notable aspects of the Ascension include the presence of Jesus' apostles as witnesses to the miraculous event, and the angels who declared Christ's eventual return. Believers in South Africa congregate in churches to observe this event with prayers, hymns, and sermons that emphasize the significance of Jesus' ascension and the impact it has on the Christian faith.
The observance falls on the 40th day after Easter Sunday, which is always a Thursday, aptly named
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Ascension references and related sitesGreek Orthodox Archdiocese: Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ