Definitions of Ascension
  1. noun
    (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
    synonyms: Ascension of Christ
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    example of:
    a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
  2. noun
    (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
    synonyms: Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord
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    type of:
    holy day of obligation
    a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
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