CW* Ascension Day
Gold or White
The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
Acts 1.1-11 or
Psalm 47 or
Ephesians 1.15-23 or
Hebrews 7.[11-25] 26-28
Psalms 110, 150
Song of the Three 29-37 or
2 Kings 2.1-15
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens,
so we in heart and mind may also ascend
and with him continually dwell;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
God our Father,
you have raised our humanity in Christ
and have fed us with the bread of heaven:
mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings,
we may set our hearts in the heavenly places;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
you have raised our human nature to the throne of heaven:
help us to seek and serve you,
that we may join you at the Father’s side,
where you reign with the Spirit in glory,
now and for ever.
BCP Holy Communion
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.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
The Diocese of Egypt: The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria