About Andrew Blair

Living in Maroubra Australia. Carer for my wife Jessica. Simple web designer and Administrator; photographer, artist and theologian. In 2016 I had been Ordained to the Priesthood by a Celtic Catholic Bishop, I had the mistaken idea that the church might be changed from within. That was not to be. We attend the Uniting Church in Maroubra Junction where we are very happy. My greatest desire is to serve God in the capacity of an Interfaith dialoguer since this seems to be my calling since 1997.

He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:

Article 6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:

as previously stated when Jesus went to the Father he neither desended nor descended – though it appeared to them that he did, and the angels (men) comforted them for their bewilderment.

Furthermore, God, being incorporate, a spirit has no right hand by which to sit, yet if it were not for the anthropomorphisms it would be nigh impossible to give us the sense of it all.

The Ascension
10They were looking intently into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11“Men of Galilee, they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.

Berean Study Bible Acts 1:11

Here there is a differentiation between Ouranos as sky and Ouranos as heaven, see strongs below: We all know the images, right from our childhood of the billowing clouds with Jesus levitating through them. The operable words are ‘he’ and ‘ascended’. Extraordinary actions from one who is now extraordinary.

The men knew where Jesus was going and didn’t mention ascending but ‘taken from you into heaven’ Was Jesus assumpted or ascending – from the word Assumption meaning something accepted without proof. It has always been accepted by the Church that Jesus went to heaven under his own steam – (yet perhaps not) -because Jesus and the Father were Part and the same, no longer son of God, but God the Son. Thankfully this line of inquiry is not explored in this particular Creed.

Jesus’ own take was Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
16Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). 17“Do not cling to Me, Jesus said, “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go and tell My brothers, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God


Jesus went to our Father and to his Father and to our God and his God. And this Father is almighty. We have an almighty Father, wherever, who has all power to assist us – and his son Yeshuah ben Elyon.

Heaven Ouranos

Usage: heaven, (a) the visible heavens: the atmosphere, the sky, the starry heavens, (b) the spiritual heavens.

3772 ouranós – heaven (singular), and nearly as often used in the plural (“heavens“). “The singular and plural have distinct overtones and therefore should be distinguished in translation (though unfortunately they rarely are)” (G. Archer).