In this video we are participating in the Christian Orthodox celebration of the Ascension of Jesus to heaven, 40 days after his resurrection. Jesus was taken up to heaven in his resurrected body from the Chapel of the Ascension right here on the top of the Mount of Olives.

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The description of the Ascension of Jesus to heaven is given fully only in the Acts of the Apostles, but is briefly described also in the Gospel of Luke at 24:50 – 53 and in the ending of Mark at 16 16:19.

According to Christian tradition, the spot from which Jesus ascendant to heaven is located on the Mount of Olives, inside where it is today the Chapel of the Ascension.  Within this chapel, there is a slab of stone with the footprint of Jesus as he was ascending into heaven.

Each year on Thursday, the 40th day from Easter Day, Christians all over the world, celebrate the bodily Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. This feast is ranks with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. The feast itself start with a vigil night on the eve of the day of ascension. The Francisca priests, stay and pray all night in order to be with Jesus on his last night on Earth before Jesus is joining his father in heaven.

There is no better place to celebrate the Ascension of Jesus than at the Chapel of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives – the actual spot from where Jesus ascendant with his body into heave.

I was there and here is the video that I have prepared for you to watch, so you could feel as if you are actually part of this celebration.

Let’s all live the Jerusalem Experience !!!!


  • thank you for the presentation of the pentacost cermony
    by various groups .whenever I see the videos sent by
    you I feel that I am there participating in the cermony.

  • Thank you again for a fantastic reporting and bringing Jerusalem alive to my home and heart.
    God Bless
    Jose, USA

    • I love this dvd, but it is pretty short. It kind of ends aburptly, i felt like it could’ve been longer, I wanted it to be longer. Will order more in this series, definitnely. A christmas tradition has been solidified

  • Thank you for sharing this video with me. This is the only why I can watch this ceremony of the Ascension of Jesus.

    God Bless You!

  • This celebration of the Ascension of Jesus right at the place where I has really happened is Amazing.

    Thank you for sharing this Video and God Bless You.

  • What an amazing ceremony. I was at the chapel of Ascension back in 1999 and it was empty. This ceremony is so joyful.

    Thanks you for this video.