Ascension-Celebrated May 17th 2015

The Feast of the Ascension, also known as Ascension .ascension of JesusThursdayHoly Thursday (only by some denominations; not to be confused with Thursday of Holy Week), or Ascension Day,[1][2] commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one of the ecumenical feasts (i.e., universally celebrated) of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. In the Roman Catholic church it is also known as the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter (following the count given in Acts 1:3), although some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observance to the following Sunday.

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