Jesus going up into heaven is an example of an ascension.
- The bodily ascent of Jesus into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection: Acts 1:9.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of ascension
- Middle English ascensioun from Old French ascention from Latin ascēnsiō ascēnsiōn- from ascēnsus past participle of ascendere to ascend ascend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition