Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11)
Jesus' ascension into heaven signifies the end of his earthly ministry and the beginning of the apostles' mission. It also foreshadows Jesus' eventual return, as the angels declare that he will come back in the same way he ascended.
Jesus instructs his disciples to be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. This command sets the stage for the apostles' mission and the spread of Christianity throughout the world.
The disciples are told to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit. This underscores the importance of relying on God's timing and guidance in carrying out the mission of the Church.
|ὁ, ἡ, τό||the|
|αὐτός, ή, ὁ||he; self|
|ὅς, ἥ, ὅ||who, which|
|ἐν||in (with D)|
|οὗτος, αὕτη, τοῦτο||this|
|εἰς||to; in (with A)|
|οὐρανός, οῦ, ὁ||heaven|
|ἡμέρα, ας, ἡ||day|
|πνεῦμα, τος, τό||spirit; breath|
|ἅγιος, α, ον||holy|
|ἀπό||from, away from (with G)|
|εἶπον||I said (aor. of λέγω)|