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Catechism in a Year

Friday, April 20, 2018

131. What is the saving meaning of the Resurrection?

The Resurrection is the climax of the Incarnation. It confirms the divinity of Christ and all the things which he did and taught. It fulfills all the divine promises made for us. Furthermore the risen Christ, the conqueror of sin and death, is the principle of our justification and our Resurrection. It procures for us now the grace of filial adoption which is a real share in the life of the only begotten Son. At the end of time he will raise up our bodies.
"Jesus Ascended into Heaven
and Is Seated at the Right Hand of
God the Father Almighty"

Further reading: CCC 651-655, 658

132. What does the Ascension mean?

After forty days during which Jesus showed himself to the apostles with ordinary human features which veiled his glory as the Risen One, Christ ascended into heaven and was seated at the right hand of the Father. He is the Lord who now in his humanity reigns in the everlasting glory of the Son of God and constantly interceded for us before the Father. He sends us his Spirit and he gives us the hope of one day reaching the place he has prepared for us.

"From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead"

Further reading: CCC 659-667

These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC.
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