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Ascension of Christ

            Ascension of Christ is the term used for the last appearence of Christ to the apostles after His resurrection, when He was taken up to heaven. The Ascension of Jesus is witnessed by Mark: Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to his pupils several times on different occasions. The last time He appeared to them "while they were at the table, and reproached them for their incredulity and dullness." (Mark 16:14). Then he said to them: "Go to every part of the world, and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Those who believe it and receive baptism will be saved; those who do not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:16). "… after the Lord Jesus had spoken with them, He was received up into heaven, and He sat on the right hand of God." - (Mark 16:19).
See: Albrecht Altdorfer Ascension of Christ.
John Singleton Copley. Ascension.
Hans Memling The Resurrection, with the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian and the Ascension.

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