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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 must be kept up to date of such things when traveling. In the United States, Christmas Day (December 25) and the Immaculate Conception (December 8) are always ...


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The Gospels, Matthew and Luke, are based off of the gospel of Mark and the gospel of John is based independently on its own source. The Savior said He was not to be touched until He has ascended to God. Perhaps He was to present Himself Resurrected to His Father. As far as we can tell by His conversation with the disciples versus His conversation with Mary, ...


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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 Historical Developement [sic], section 306: ... Christ did not pass from his earthly existence to a higher through natural death, but in a supernatural way; ... he ...


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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 priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to ...


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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 that for Holy Days of Obligation you are bound based upon where you normally reside (known technically as having "domicile" or "quasi-domicile&...


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In the passage in John 20:17, the word used for Touch ἅπτομαι, is not used in John 20:27. This word is used in different ways throughout the bible. This means that it is not unreasonable for the passage to have meant "to hold on to" or "grasp". Some eisegesis here, but if a person had a loved one they presumed to be dead, and they find ...


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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’ FLESHLEY BODY DISSOLVED: What happened to the perfect fleshly body of Jesus after his death? Was it preserved so that in time men will look upon it in worship? or ...


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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 this with 2 Corinthians 5: "And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. So then ...


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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 enough to contradict such assumption (see the reference to Adam and Jesus? Romans 5:12-21). Reading Luke 10:21 we read of a Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit ...


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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 them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, ...


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Scripture speaks of the likeness of Adam and the likeness of Christ, making some distinction between them: “And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven” (1 Corinthians 15:49). Christ will remain a man, but his deity that was once veiled in his humanity will shine through it. Because of the ...


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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 Christ There is no outward sign to accompany His slow upward movement through the quiet air. No blaze of fiery chariots, nor agitation of tempest is needed to ...


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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, although one could assume this happened after the first ascension. First of all, Luke 24:13 tells us that what follows occurred on the same day as the resurrection: ...


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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 manuscripts were found in the 50's that did have the phrase in it which make the later omissions likely scribal errors (mistakes). It has since been restored ...


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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: And it was needful that the history should have been set down so diligently for our cause, that we may know assuredly, that although the Son of God appear nowhere ...


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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 have?” What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it dies first. And what you put in the ground is not ...


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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 Heaven" With regard, then, to the exposition of this sixth Article, which has reference principally to this divine mystery, we shall begin with its first ...


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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 the whole picture in their own way. As well, we can't assume that just because one book mentions ABC, but others do not, that ABC somehow is less important; it ...


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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 David "ascends" to the throne, as it were, as a type of Christ. The means by which John aspires to prove Jesus' Christhood, are signs. Some pointing ...


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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 the Ascension of Our Lord. There is no need for all the Evangelists to make an account on the Ascension of Jesus into heaven when, for the faithful, it is an ...


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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. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to ...


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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 the same even described in Daniel 7:13-14. As he says: What Daniel envisioned from above, therefore, Luke is now able to chronicle from below (p.25) Daniel's ...


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IMO Jesus ascended after talking with Mary and before meeting the brothers in Galilee. The whole picture of the sacrifices and offerings and the feasts days in the OT are a picture of the Messiah. During the Passover week (days of Unleavened Bread) the Lord told the Jews to do this. After sunset ending the regular Sat. sabbath the High Priest went to the ...


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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 Catholic church appear to name it, "Eastertide" and/or "Easter Season". 2. When He wasn't appearing, where and on what was he spending His time? Again, this ...


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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 God -- with all the attributes of deity. He is the third person of the Trinity -- co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. There is only one God, but He ...


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