Definition of Ascension Day

1. Noun. (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter.

Exact synonyms: Ascension, Ascension Of The Lord
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Holy Day Of Obligation

Definition of Ascension Day

1. Proper noun. The fortieth day of Easter, that is the Thursday 39 days after Easter. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascension Day

Asbat al-Ansar
Ascaphus trui
Ascaridia galli
Ascaris equorum
Ascaris lumbricoides
Ascarops strongylina
Ascension Day (current term)
Ascension Island
Ascension Islander
Ascension Sunday
Ascension of Christ
Ascension of the Lord
Ascher's aqueous influx phenomenon
Aschheim-Zondek test
Aschner's phenomenon
Aschner's reflex
Aschner-Dagnini reflex
Aschoff bodies

Literary usage of Ascension Day

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Holy-days and Holidays: A Treasury of Historical Material, Sermons in Full by Edward Mark Deems (1906)
"In the Middle Ages, the rites and ceremonies of Ascension Day went in some cases ... In the Roman Catholic Church of our times, on Ascension Day, after the ..."

2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"At Boston, October tenth had been chosen as Ascension Day, and when it came the Tabernacle was crowded with men, women, and children. ..."

3. Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 by Jasper Danckaerts, Peter Sluyter, Bartlett Burleigh James (1913)
"It was now Ascension Day, according to the old style,3 a day greatly observed by the English. It reminded us of the day we left home on our travels, ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"... would be heightened if on any year C' Good Friday “ actually corresponded with the da7. rho date of the Crucifixion being fixed, that of Ascension Day, ..."

5. The World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1906)
"... Days are the three days immediately preceding Holy Thursday or Ascension Day. .... Ascension Day."

6. The Alliance of Divine Offices by Hamon L'Estrange (1846)
"(T) Ascension day, why rarely mentioned in antiquity. Pentecost, what. Synods anciently summoned about this time. (V) Whit-Sunday, why so called, ..."

7. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Sir William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"19 : '• From the first day (Easter-day) num- Ascension Day ... but the opening words show that it was preached on Ascension Day ..."

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