Thursday, 21 May 2009

Ascension Day


The Collect
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.
The Gospel St. Luke xxiv. 49.
JESUS said, Behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.

4 comments:

Angela said...

Thank you for the reminder of Ascension Day - and the great picture!
Nonconformists like me need regular reminders about these things!

Dulce Domum said...

Hi Angela
It's beautiful, isn't it? It's by Giotto. I love the blue and the gold.

Angela said...

As Muriel Spark wrote...

"Who is the greatest Italian painter?"
"Leonardo da Vinci, Miss Brodie."
"That is incorrect. The answer is Giotto. He is my favourite."

Sarah in England said...

We celebrated too. Lovely day.