Religious Holidays Quiz

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ISBN: 9781578593798

Why do Christians celebrate the Ascension and Pentecost?

  • Christ's Ascension into heaven is commemorated on a Thursday forty days after Easter.
  • Ten days after the Ascension is the feast of Pentecost ("Fifty").
  • Jesus promised his disciples he would soon send a "paraclete," or advocate, to continue guiding the young community in his stead.

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