Ascension Catholic

Ascension to wrap Christ's salvation after death and rebirth — it rolling holiday in memory of Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, the accomplished, according to tradition, on the Mount of Olives, near Bethany. The date of his moves within of May — beginning of June and falls on the fortieth day after Easter.

The earliest documentary evidence of this holiday, referring to the 5th century, indicates that the custom of celebrating the Assumption established long before that time. Iconographic display of the event described in the Acts of the Apostles, can be found on the diptychs (foldable), and the 5th century frescoes.

In the Roman liturgy of the Ascension is one of the great festivals and is celebrated all-night worship service. Since this holiday is due some special ceremonies including the blessing of beans and grapes during the Mass, fire Paschal candle, the solemn procession.

For a visual representation of the people of the events of Christ's Ascension into heaven, in some Roman Catholic churches committed raising of the statue of Christ up to the ceiling of the temple, accompanied by various ceremonies and chants.