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The Ascension Day

10th May 2018

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The Ascension Day

Collect One

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 Spirit,
one God, world without end.


Collect Two

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 and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Acts 1: 1–11 or Daniel 7: 9–14

The Psalm

Psalm 47 or Psalm 93

The Second Reading

Ephesians 1: 15–23 or Acts 1: 1–11

The Gospel Reading

Luke 24: 44–53

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Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
you have raised our humanity in Christ
and feed us with the bread of heaven.
Mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings,
we may set our hearts in the heavenly places;
where he now lives and reigns for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 1: 1–11
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
261 Christ, above all glory seated!
260* Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
259* Christ triumphant, ever reigning
263* Crown him with many crowns (vv. 1, 4–6)
695* God of mercy, God of grace
266* Hail the day that sees him rise
267* Hail the risen Lord, ascending
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
94* In the name of Jesus
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
307* Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
284* The golden gates are lifted up
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice
291 Where high the heavenly temple stands

Alternative Daniel 7: 9–14
1st Reading 125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
468 How shall I sing that majesty
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
130* Jesus came, the heavens adoring
132* [Lo! he comes with clouds descending]
276* Majesty! worship his majesty
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
678* Ten thousand times ten thousand
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

Psalm Psalm 47
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
323* The God of Abraham praise

Alternative Psalm Psalm 93 [Pr29B*]
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
276* Majesty! worship his majesty
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

2nd Reading Ephesians 1: 15–23 [Pr29A/ASC]
250* All hail the power of Jesus’ name
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
* (Christ is made the sure foundation) (omit v. 1)
296* Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
693* Glory in the highest to the God of heaven
324* God whose almighty word
266* Hail the day that sees him rise
267* Hail the risen Lord, ascending
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
94* In the name of Jesus
99* Jesus, the name high over all
588* Light of the minds that know him
275* Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
491* We have a gospel to proclaim
476* Ye watchers and ye holy ones

The Gospel Luke 24: 44–53
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
261 Christ, above all glory seated
266* Hail the day that sees him rise
267* Hail the risen Lord, ascending
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns

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