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Octave of the Ascension

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | 4 Comments »

Happy Octave of the Ascension!  From St. Andrew Missal entry for the Octave Day of the Ascension (emphasis original): Jesus ascended into heaven, there to prepare a place for us, for His Ascension is but a type of our own. Also He will come again to take us to Himself and introduce us into His […]


Posted: Sunday, May 16th, 2010 @ 8:50 pm in Easter, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Ascension

Tempus Fugit!  It is once again Ascensiontide (a word that made more sense when there was an octave for this great feast) and Pentecost is drawing near.  Dom Gueranager notes that in the middle ages there was a solemn procession before Mass to commemorate the procession of Our Lord and his disciples from the cenacle […]