The Ascension (2011)

Sunday, 5th June 2011

Entrance Praise him as he mounts the skies
Gloria Mass for John Carroll (Michael Joncas)
Psalm Ps 46 (Stephen Dean)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Gospel Acclamation (Brian Luckner)
Preparation of the Gifts New praises be given
Sanctus, Acclamation B, Amen Spring Sanctus (mcb)
Agnus Dei Mass of Hope (Stephen Dean)
Communion I will see you again (Psallite)
Postcommunion Ascendo ad Patrem (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Recessional At the name of Jesus

The fourth verse of our closing hymn pictures the Ascension –

Bore it up triumphant, with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures, to the central height,
to the throne of Godhead, to the Father’s breast;
filled it with the glory of that perfect rest.

– in the same imagery as St Paul, in today’s second reading from 1 Ephesians:

This you can tell from the strength of his power at work in Christ, when he used it to raise him from the dead and to make him sit at his right hand, in heaven, far above every Sovereignty, Authority, Power, or Domination, or any other name that can be named, not only in this age, but also in the age to come.

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