Witnesses on the Way - Jesus Ascends to the Father

When they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority.  But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.  While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.   They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?  This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.’  Then they return to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which Is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away (Acts 1:6-12).
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Welcome to these Stations of the Resurrection, WITNESSES TO RESURRECTION.  Much like the Stations of the Cross have us stop, reflect and pray upon the events of Good Friday, these Stations of the Resurrection take each of appearances of the Risen Christ and invite us to stop, reflect and pray.  Please feel free to do each of these movements at your leisure as often as you choose.  While a new Station is added each week, you may wish to go back to reflect on an earlier one, perhaps to compare or address questions that arise. 

 Each Station provides ways for you to experience that Resurrection story.  Setting the Scene and Getting Into Character are provided to give you background information and provoke your imagination.  Going Deeper invites you to reflect on the questions raised by this Christ event while the YouTube clip and Bringing it Home connect to your own lived experience.  Lastly, Giving it Voice is a simple prayer response.  Adding a comment at the end enriches the experience for others—if you would be so kind.

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