Ascension for kids

edited December 1969 in Coptic Orthodox Church
In the name of the Holy Father, and the Holy Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen.

Hello everyone,

I wanted to ask you a question,

What does the Ascension mean for you?
What can we learn from the day of Our Lord God and Saviors Ascension into Heaven?

Please help me with this, because I need to include this for the Sunday School lesson, God Willing.

May God Bless you and help you to answer this question, Amen


  • Christos Analemepsis!


    I read an excerpt written by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and I found it very useful.

    He writes:
    '"Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts
    ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: "If you have
    risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where
    Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are
    above, not the things that are on earth. For just as he remained with
    us even after his ascension, so we too are already in heaven with him,
    even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our

    Christ is now exalted above the heavens, but he still suffers on
    earth all the pain that we, the members of his body, have to bear. He
    showed this when he cried out from above: Saul, Saul, why do you
    persecute me?/ and when he said: I was hungry and you gave me food.

    Why do we on earth not strive to find rest with him in heaven even
    now, through the faith, hope and love that unites us to him? While in
    heaven he is also with us; and we while on earth are with him. He is
    here with us by his divinity, his power and his love. We cannot be in
    heaven, as he is on earth, by divinity, but in him, we can be there by

    He did not leave heaven when he came down to us; nor did he withdraw
    from us when he went up again into heaven. The fact that he was in
    heaven even while he was on earth is borne out by his own statement:
    No one has ever ascended into heaven except the one who descended
    from heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven.

    These words are explained by our oneness with Christ, for he is our
    head and we are his body. No one ascended into heaven except Christ
    because we also are Christ: he is the Son of Man by his union with us,
    and we by our union with him are the sons of God. So the Apostle says:
    Just as the human body, which has many members, is a unity, because
    all the different members make one body, so is it also with Christ.
    He too has many members, but one body.

    Out of compassion for us he descended from heaven, and although he
    ascended alone, we also ascend, because we are in him by grace. Thus,
    no one but Christ descended and no one but Christ ascended; not
    because there is no distinction between the head and the body, but
    because the body as a unity cannot be separated from the head.

    Hope you find this helpful! Pray for me!

    In the Risen Christ,
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