name of the holiday captures the essence of the event — it is the Lord's Ascension into Heaven Jesus Christ, the end of His earthly ministry. This event is always celebrated on the 40th day after Easter, on Thursday the 6th week after Easter.
Number 40 — is not accidental, but a carrier sense. In the whole of sacred history that was the end time of great deeds. According to the law of Moses in the 40th day of the babies were brought by parents to the temple for the Lord. And now, in the fortieth day after the resurrection, as it were, after the new birth, Jesus Christ had to enter into the temple of His heavenly Father, the Savior of mankind.
Defeating death is a terrible consequence of sin, and thereby providing an opportunity rise again in glory to the Lord lifted up His Person human nature, including the human body. Thus, the Lord revealed to everyone the opportunity to ascend to the general resurrection of the supreme abode of light to the very throne of God. About the event of Ascension tell us evangelists Mark and Luke, especially the detail you can read about it in the book of Acts chapter 1.
Ascension GospodneDav final instructions to his disciples, Jesus Christ "led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy ... ".
Ascension Day — a celebration of the Sky, the person opening the Sky, as the new and eternal home, Heaven as a true homeland. Sin has separated the earth from the sky and the earth and made us a land of the living. This is not about zaplanetnom space and the cosmos. It's about heaven, returned to us by Christ, of heaven, which we lost in the earth sciences and ideologies, and that opened and returned to us Christ. Heaven — the Kingdom of God, the kingdom of eternal life, a kingdom of truth, goodness and beauty.