At least half of an apocryphal story known as the ascension of Isaiah can be attributed to Christian editors.
Liam McIntyre, who has a big pair of sandals to fill, on his ascension into the role of Spartacus—and his softer side.
He seemed to be only continuing his ascension with his marriage to Richardson.
c.1300, "ascent of Christ into Heaven on the 40th day after the Resurrection," from Latin ascensionem (nominative ascensio) "a rising," noun of action from past participle stem of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Astronomical sense is recorded late 14c.; meaning "action of ascending" is from 1590s. Related: Ascensional.