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Ascension Mass when traveling between dioceses?

Ascension Mass when traveling between dioceses? Generally speaking, the obligation is to observe the rules of the diocese you are physically and currently in at that moment. That is why, Catholics ...
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Have any prominent theologians written on what the ascension looked like?

I took a quick survey of mentions of the word ascension at CCEL.org, and got a few comments from theologians. From Augustus Johann Neander, Life of Jesus Christ in its Historical Connexion and ...
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Did the conversion of Paul occur before or after the Ascension?

Have you considered what the narrative in Acts, 9:1-9, records? The Conversion of Saul [NRSV] 1 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high ...
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Ascension Mass when traveling between dioceses?

Obligation attaches to the day not the particular Mass text; e.g. if the priest opened the Missal to the wrong Mass, you still meet your obligation. The canonist writing Canon Law Made Easy concludes ...
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Do Baptists Celebrate Ascension Day?

Baptists are by definition very independent. Each congregation sets its own beliefs, processes and celebrations, even if they belong to a larger denominational organization. In general though Baptists ...
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Mass obligation & travel to different diocese?

Yes. Every Sunday is obligatory unless a particular dispensation applies. The particular Mass text doesn't matter. You can meet your obligation by attending a Nuptial Mass, a Funeral Mass or a Votive ...
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Did the Apostles “worship Jesus” in Luke 24:52?

There was some controversy over the phrase in the 80's because some minority of manuscripts appeared to omit the phrase which led to some Bible versions removing it or footnoting it. However, earlier ...
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Are there Christians who believe that Jesus does not have a physical body right now?

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the body of Jesus was disposed of by Jehovah God, dissolved into its constituent elements or atoms, and what came out of the tomb was a spirit creature. JESUS’ ...
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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?

Thomas Aquinas gives four reasons: When "he was still living among them ... they were not prepared, for carnal love is contrary to the Holy Spirit, since the Spirit is spiritual love." He connects ...
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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?

An interesting question! I would like to add the following points too: There was a need for the Holy Spirit: Jesus had a work to do in the Heavenly Sanctuary: Wherefore he is able also to save ...
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Have any prominent theologians written on what the ascension looked like?

Alexander MacLaren discussed the mode of the ascension at length in at least three different places: his exposition of 2 Kings 2:11, which contrasts the translation of Elijah and the ascension of ...
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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?

Reading one verse was enough for you to come up with such assumption that both couldn't be in the world at the same time. (It isn't very good procedure though) So, reading one other verse should be ...
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How many times did Jesus rise and come back down?

There is evidence in Luke/Acts that Jesus ascended to heaven at least twice: on the evening of his resurrection, then forty days later. There is no biblical record of Jesus returning to earth, ...
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Where is Jesus' body now?

I think the Reformed tradition would locate Jesus' body "in heaven", I believe these two quotations from Reformed authors will illustrate. John Calvin From his commentary on Acts 1:9-11: ...
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Where is Jesus' body now?

St. Paul anticipated questions on the resurrected body of a person, on account of which he says at 1 Cor 15: 35-49: But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they ...
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According to Catholicism, is Jesus' resurrected body in a certain location now that it has ascended?

He ascended body and soul into heaven. Catechism of the Council of Trent (eBook) on Article 6 of the Creed, "He ascended into heaven…": First Part of this Article: "He Ascended into ...
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Did the Apostles “worship Jesus” in Luke 24:52?

The word used in the original Greek is pros-kyn-isan-tes ("[they] having fallen down and adored") and means to fall down in order to venerate someone (or a visible demonstration of veneration toward ...
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Have any prominent theologians written on what the ascension looked like?

Douglas Farrow, a Catholic theologian, published in 1999 a book dedicated to the Ascension, called Ascension and Ecclesia. There, he argues that (probably not a novel idea) the ascension of Jesus is ...
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Why do the Evangelists Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension?

The question is akin to asking why belt loops don't also have zippers. In other words, the purpose of each book is not to duplicate what others have said, although there is some overlap, but to give ...
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Why do the Evangelists Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension?

The whole point of John's Gospel is to show its readers (and listeners) that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God (20:31), which goes back to Psalm 2 where God installs David to sonship i.e kingship, where ...
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Why do the Evangelists Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension?

Why do Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension? The challenge question of the day! The Catholic Encyclopedia states that St. Luke is not the only Evangelist to speak about ...
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Did the conversion of Paul occur before or after the Ascension?

Saul's conversion from a disbeliever to a believer happened after Christ's ascension. We know this from the bible account of Saul and Stephen in Acts. Christ ascended 40 days after His resurrection. ...
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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?

The Holy Spirit is God. He is not an "it." He is not a divine influence. He is not a fleecy white cloud. He is not a ghost or a concept. He is a person possessing a will, intellect and emotions. He is ...
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The nature of Jesus's 40 days post-resurrection but pre-ascension

1. Is there a name for this period? I came accros this site whilst trying to answer this question for myself. I would agree with other posts that there does not appear to be a formal name. Though the ...

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