This article presents an exegetical and theological investigation of the theme of ascension in the Christian Scriptures and will demonstrate that ascension climaxes in Jesus’s ascension to the cross, the transtemporal locus wherein, as we will see, he becomes life-giving flesh for the world. Furthermore, this ascension is not merely an ascent, but also a simultaneous descending from heaven as the eucharistic bread of heaven by which the body of Christ ascends with Christ in his ascended flesh.

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