Feast of the Ascension
In the Creed, we say ‘We believe….., He (Jesus) ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father’. Pope St Leo IX professed it in these words: “”On the fortieth day after the resurrection, he ascended into heaven with his body, in which he had risen, and his soul, and took his seat at the right hand of the Father; thence on the tenth day he sent the Holy Spirit” (Profession of Faith by Pope St. Leo IX, 1053).
Jesus ascended into heaven body and soul. He now sits at the right hand of His Father, enthroned, as King of the Universe. From heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to assist His Church, and there He pleads for us as our Mediator and Advocate with the Father. He remains present in His Church through the Mass and the sacraments, the liturgy, the Gospels, and especially through His real presence, body, blood, soul and divinity, in the Holy Eucharist.
May His ascension be our ascension.