1I produced an earlier treatise, O Theophilus, concerning everything Jesus initiated, both as a practice and as a teaching, 2Until the day when he was taken above, having issued instructions through a Holy Spirit to the Apostles he had chosen, 3To whom, after he had suffered, he showed himself alive by many irrefutable proofs, being seen by them over a period of forty days and telling them things about the Kingdom of God; 4And, meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but rather to “Await the promise of the Father, which you heard from me: 5Because John indeed baptized of water; but you will be baptized in a Spirit, the Holy one, not many days hereafter.” 6So, then, coming together they questioned him, saying, “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom of Israel at this time?” 7He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has set by his own authority, 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria, even to the end of the earth.” 9And saying these things, as they were watching, he was taken up, and a cloud took him from their eyes.
The New Testament: A Translation (p. 220). Yale University Press. Kindle Edition.
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.” – St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM’s PASCHAL HOMILY
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