The Ascension Dayadmin | 13 May 2010
The collect for today, The Ascension Day, being the fortieth day after Easter, sometimes called Holy Thursday, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continuously dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
Artwork: Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Ascension of Christ, 1758. Fresco, Parish Church of the Ascension, Sümeg, Hungary.