The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them.
When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them.
He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’
With the Ascension the physical presence on earth of Jesus in his humanity comes to an end – until the Second Coming.
In the meantime the real presence of Jesus is mediated in symbol and Sacrament. He is present in the Church and her continuing of his ministry…
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