- Christ Church - http://christchurchwindsor.ca -

The Ascension Day

The collect for today, The Ascension Day, being the fortieth day after Easter, sometimes called Holy Thursday, from The Book of Common Prayer [1] (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.

The Lesson: Acts 1:1-11 [2]
The Gospel: St. Mark 16:14-20 [3]

Barnaba da Modena, The Ascension [4]Artwork: Barnaba da Modena, The Ascension, 1372-74. Tempera on panel, Capitoline Museums, Rome.