Archives for May 2007

Pentecost

A blessed Pentecost to all of our readers!

From the Book of Common Prayer:

O God, who on this day
didst teach the hearts of thy faithful
people by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Savior,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Feast of the Ascension

I wish everyone a blessed (traditional) Feast of the Ascension. In most dioceses in the United States, the feast has been translated to Sunday. Unfortunately, while the Sunday date makes it easier for Catholics to attend Ascension services, it changes the biblical chronology, which places the Ascension 40 days after Easter.