Thursday, May 29, 2014

Feast of the Ascension

Today is the Feast of the Ascension, the last act in Christ's saving drama of redemption. Anglicans, at least, have mostly forgotten this Feast. That's too bad, it's important. Our Lord takes recreated humanity to heaven on this day and, at the right hand of the Father, intercedes for humanity as our great High Priest for all eternity.

Hope you all got to Mass on this Holy Day of Obligation. Whatever the case, here's a prayer.

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 continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.Amen.

God bless,



LL said...

I didn't realize that there was feast (now, yesterday). My fare of fast food on the run and lack of introspection into the divine didn't bode well on a spiritual level or personal level...mia culpa. (But I made my bed if that's a consolation)

LSP said...

Well done on the bed front! But in fairness, the Ascension is the great forgotten Feast. We just had a Low Mass, in English. I understand the Devil hates Latin...