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Ascension

(əsĕn`chən), island (1998 pop. 712), 34 sq mi (88 sq km), in the S Atlantic, NW of Saint HelenaSaint Helena
, island, 47 sq mi (122 sq km), in the S Atlantic Ocean, 1,200 mi (1,931 km) W of Africa. Together with the islands of Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, it comprises the British overseas territory of St. Helena (2005 est. pop. 7,500). The capital and port is Jamestown.
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 and belonging to the British St. Helena overseas territory. Georgetown is the main settlement and port. Ascension is volcanic and rocky with little vegetation except on the western side of Green Mt. (2,817 ft/859 m), where mixed plantings beginning in the mid-1800s have established a cloud forest. It supports considerable livestock (rabbits, wild goats, and partridges), much of which was brought in by the nonindigenous population. Sea turtles and terns breed there annually. The United States maintains missile, satellite tracking, and space research stations on the island. Discovered by the Portuguese João da Nova in 1501, Ascension was taken by the British in 1815 and used as a naval station. In 1922 it was made a dependency of St. Helena. The island served as a refueling base for British aircraft and ships during the Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
, Span. Islas Malvinas, group of islands (2012 pop. 2,563), 4,618 sq mi (11,961 sq km), S Atlantic, c.300 mi (480 km) E of the Strait of Magellan. The islands are a British overseas territory; the capital is Stanley.
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 conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982.

Ascension,

name usually given to the departure of Jesus from earth as related in the Gospels according to Mark (16) and Luke (24) and in Acts 1.1–11. The annual commemoration of this is one of the principal feasts in most Christian churches. Ascension Thursday, as it is called, occurs on the 40th day after Easter, being the Thursday of the sixth week of Easter. In early English usage this festival was known as Holy Thursday.

Ascension

Assumption of Virgin Mary
belief that Mary was assumed bodily into heaven. [Christian Tradition: NCE, 1709]
crescent moon
Mary often depicted standing on or above moon. [Christian Iconog.: Brewer Dictionary, 726]
Elijah
transported to heaven in fiery chariot. [O.T.: II Kings 2:11]
Helen of Troy
soars away into the air from the cave in which Menelaus left her. [Gk. Drama: Euripides Helen]
Jesus Christ
40 days after Resurrection, ascended into heaven. [N.T.: Acts 1:1–11]
Marguerite
borne to heaven by angels. [Fr. Opera: Faust, Westerman, 183–185]
mi’raj
Muhammad’s night journey to paradise. [Islam: Leach, 731]
Romulus
taken to the heavens by Mars in a fiery chariot. [Rom. Myth: Brewer Dictionary, 775]
stars, garland of
emblem associated with the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 374]

ascension

Astronomy the rising of a star above the horizon

Ascension

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New Testament the passing of Jesus Christ from earth into heaven (Acts 1:9)

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an island in the S Atlantic, northwest of St Helena: uninhabited until claimed by Britain in 1815. Pop.: 1122 (2003 est.). Area: 88 sq. km (34 sq. miles)
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E este paralelismo ascensional ser-conhecer, que e bem simbolizado nesta alegoria mitica o e tambem, posteriormente, na da Caverna.
enquanto o esquema ascensional e o arquetipo do ceu permanecem imutaveis, o simbolismo que os demarca transforma-se de escada em flecha voadora, em aviao supersonico ou campeao de salto.
Las diferentes pruebas que se le asignan a Chang y que ponen de relieve su espiritualidad, responden a un proceso ascensional del espiritu.
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Por lo cual despertara pronto su filosofia como amistad raigal con la sabiduria, y la vida se le presentara como escuela y escala ascensional de la conciencia.
Isto significa que o movimento proprio da comedia--que e o de integrar o heroi na sociedade que ele mesmo ajuda a transformar em desejavel--e complementado por outro, de carater ascensional.
Como tantas veces mostro Dostoievski la dialectica ascensional que impulsa hacia el bien puede tener su origen en el hondo sufrimiento que procede del arrepentimiento por el pecado.