After Christ's resurrection, he appeared to his followers
at least eleven times. Some appearances were to one or two followers
at a time, some 10 or 11, or to as many as 500 at a time. Forty days
after his resurrection, Jesus was with his disciples on the Mount of
Olives. From there he ascended into heaven. As the disciples watched
him ascend, suddenly, two reassuring angels stood beside them and
told them that Jesus would one day return, in the same way they had just
seen him go.