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." -
See: Albrecht Altdorfer Ascension
John Singleton Copley. Ascension.
Hans Memling The
Resurrection, with the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian and the Ascension.