Ascension Dayadmin | 17 May 2012
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: Giuseppe Cesari (Cavaliere d’Arpino), Ascension, 1599-1601. Fresco, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome. Photograph taken by admin, 29 April 2010.