O GOD, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
Source: Archbishop Cranmer [1549 AD]. The collect is based on the anthem that was sung on Ascension Day at Vespers "O King of Glory, Lord of Hosts, who today didst ascend in triumph far above all heavens, who did not leave us orpahns..." and John xiv "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you " [Barbee and Zahl]
be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer
Announcements for the week beginning
Sunday after Ascension Day 28 May 06
Feasts, Memorials, and Fasts
Sundays are feast days our our Lord throughout the year
Major Feasts and Fasts in bold.
We are now in the short season of Ascensiontide, the 10 days beginning on Ascension Thursday till the eve of Pentecost, when Jesus had ascended into heaven and the Apostles awaited the promised Paraclete. -- Come Holy Ghost and comfort us