Discover these incredible depictions of Christ’s ascent to Heaven
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In the book of the Acts of the Apostles, the narrative takes place 40 days after the Resurrection. Jesus, in the company of the disciples, ascends to Heaven after telling them to remain in Jerusalem until the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Here are 10 of the most beautiful images of the Ascension in western art.
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