Ascension
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    Ascension

    The formal departure of the Savior from the earth, forty days after His Resurrection. The Ascension took place from a point on the Mount of Olives in the presence of the disciples (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51). At that time two angels from heaven testified that in the future the Lord would return “in like manner” (Acts 1:9–12).