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The Ascension of Our Lord

 

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Introit
Acts. 1:11; Ps. 46:2

Viri Galilæi, quid admirámini, aspiciéntes in Cælum? Allelúja: Quem-ádmodum vidístis eum ascendéntem in cælum, ita véniet. Allelúja, allelúja, allelúja.(Psalm) Omnes gentes pláudite mánibus: jubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis. Gloria Patri. Viri Galilæi, quid admirámin...

  Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you, looking up to Heaven? Alleluia. He shall so come as you have seen Him going up into Heaven, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm) O clap your hands, all ye nations shout unto God, with the voice of exultation. Glory be to the Father. Ye men of
collect(s)

Concéde, quæsumus, omnípotens Deus: ut qui hodiérna die Unigénitum tuum Redemptórem nostrum ad cælos ascendísse crédimus, ipsi quoque mente in cæléstibus habitémus. Per Dóminum nostrum.

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God: that we, who believe Thine only-begotten Son, our Redeemer, to have ascended on this day into heaven, may also ourselves dwell in mind amid heavenly things. Through our Lord.
 
   
epistle
Acts. 1:1-11

Primum quidem sermónem feci de ómnibus, o Theóphile, quæ coepit Jesus fácere et dócere usque in diem, quæ præcípiens Apóstolis per Spíritum Sanctum, quos elégit, assúmptus est: quibus et præbuit seípsum vivum post passíónem suam in multis arguméntis, per dies quadragínta appérens eis, et loquens de regno Dei. Et convéscens, præcépit eis ab Jerosólymis ne discéderent, sed expectárent promis-siónem Patris, quam audístis (inquit) per os meum: quis Joánnes quidem baptizávit aqua, vos autem baptizabímini Spíritu Sancto non post multos has dies. Igitur qui convénerant interrogábant eum dicéntes: Dómine, si in témpore hoc restítues regnum Israël? Dixit autem eis: Non est vestrum nosse témpora vel moménta, quæ Pater pósuit in sua potestáte: sed accipiétis virtútem superveniéntis Spíritus Sancti in vos, et éritis mihi testes in Jerúsalem, et in omni Judæa, et Samaria, et usque ad últimum terræ. Et cum hæc dixísset, vidéntibus illis, elevátus est: et nubes suscépit eum ab óculis eórum. Cumque intueréntur in cælum eúntem illum, ecce duo viri adstitérunt juxta illos in véstibus albis, qui et dixérunt: Viri Galilæi, quid statis aspiciéntes in cælum? Hic Jesus, qui assúmptus est a vobis in cælum, sic véniet, quemádmodum vidístis eum eúntem in Cælum.

  The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach, until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the Apostles whom He had chosen, He was taken up: to whom also He showed Himself alive after His Passion by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them and speaking of the Kingdom of God. And eating together with them, He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith He), by My mouth for John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. They therefore who were come together asked Him, saying: Lord, wilt Thou at this time restore again the kingdom of Israel? But He said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments which the Father hath put in His own power: but you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when He had said these things while they looked on, He was raised up: and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they were beholding Him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments, who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus, who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come as you have seen Him going into Heaven.
paschal Alleluia
Ps. 46:6; 67:18,19
Allelúja, allelúja. Ascéndit Deum in jubílatióne, et Dóminus in voce tubæ.    Alleluia, alleluia. God is ascended with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 
Allelúja. Dómínus in Sina in sancto, ascéndens in altum, captívam duxit captivitátem. Allelúja. Alleluia. The Lord is in Sinai, in the holy place ascending on high He hath led captivity captive. Alleluia.
gospel
Mk. 16:14-20
In illo témpore: Recumbénti úndecim discípulis, appáruit illis Jesus,et exprobrávit incredulitátem eórum et durítiam cordis: quía iis, qui víderant eum resurrexísse, non credidérunt. Et dixit eis: "Eúntes in mundum univérsum, prædicáte Evangélium omni creatúræ. Qui credíderit et baptizátus fuerit, salvus erit: qui vero non credíderit, condemnábitur. Signa autem eos, qui credíderit, hæc sequéntur: In nómini meo dæmónia ejícient; linguis loquéntur novis; serpéntes tollent et si mortíferum quid biberint, non eis nocébit: super ægros manus ímpónent, et bene habébunt." Et Dóminus Quidem Jesus, postquam locútus est eis, assúmptus est in Cælum, et sedet a dextris Dei. illi autem profécti prædicavérunt ubíque, Dómino cooperánte, et sermónem confirmánte, sequéntibus signis. At that time Jesus appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and He upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe them who had seen Him after He was risen again. And He said to them: "Go ye into the whole world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My Name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover." And the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into Heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God. But they going forth preached everywhere, the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.
After the Gospel of the High Mass, the Paschal Candel, figure of the risen Christ is extinguished, it is removed after Mass
offertory
Ps. 46:6
Ascendit Deus in jubiliatióne: et Dóminus in voce tubæ, allelúja.   God is ascended with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Alleluia.
Secret(s)
Súscipe, Dómine, múnera, quæ pro Fílii tui gloriósa Ascensióne deférimus; et concéde propítius; ut a præsénfíbus perículis liberémur, et ad vitam perveniámus ætérnam. Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum. Receive, O Lord: the gifts we offer up to Thee, for the glorious Ascension of Thy Son: and mercifully grant that we may be freed from present perils and attain unto everlasting life. Through our Lord.
 
preface
Preface for Ascension Day
Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere, Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus, per Christum Dominum nostrum. Qui post resurrectionem suam omnibus discipulis suis manifestus apparuit, et ipsis cernentibus est elevatus in coelum, ut nos divinitatis suae tribueret esse participes. Et idio cum Angelis et Archangelis, cum Thronis et Dominationibus, cumque omni militia coelistis exercitus, hymnum gloriae tuae canimus, sine fine dicentes:   It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: through Christ our Lord. Who, after His Resurrection, appeared openly to all His disciples, and, while they looked on, was taken up into heaven, that He might grant unto us to be sharers in His own divinity. And therefore, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:
special form for communicantes
Ascension Day
Communicantes, et diem sacratissimum celebrantes, quo Dominus noster, unigenitus Filius tuus, untiam sibi fragilitatis nostrae substantium, in gloriae tuae dextera collocavit; sed et memoriam venerantes, in primis gloriosae semper Virginis Mariae, Genitricis ejusdem Dei et Domini nostri Jesu Christi: set et... Communicating, and keeping this most holy day on which Thine only-begotten Son our Lord set at the right hand of Thy glory the substance of our frail human nature, which He had taken to Himself; and also reverencing the memory, first, of the glorious Mary, ever Virgin, Mother of the same our God and Lord Jesus Christ: as also...
communion
Ps. 67:33,34
Psállite Dómino, Qui ascéndit super Cælos ad Oriéntem, allelúja. Sing ye to the Lord, Who mounteth above the Heaven of heavens to the East, alleluia.
postcommunion(s)
Præsta nobis, quæsumus omnípotens et miséricors Deus, ut quæ visibílibus mystéríis suménda percépimus, invisíbili consequémur efféctu. Per Dóminum nostrum   Grant to us, we beseech Thee: almighty and merciful God, that we may obtain the invisible effects of that which we have shared by communion in visible Mysteries. Through our Lord
 
   
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