Ascension Day: A Collect Reflection

Ascension Day Almighty God, whose only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven: May our hearts and minds also there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Some Collect Housekeeping Note that the ACNA collect is a bit different from the two collects [...]

By |2020-05-21T16:50:56-05:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Sunday after the Ascension: A Collect Reflection

The Sunday after the Ascension O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you [...]

By |2019-08-20T16:56:52-05:00May 12th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ascension Day and the Real Absence of Christ

Ascension Day is forty days after Easter. After Jesus' rises again, he spends forty days with the disciples, and then "while he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven." (Luke 24). Wait, what? Imagine the roller coaster ride the disciples went through, from their disappointment at the death of Jesus, to their elation at his [...]

By |2019-04-21T17:14:31-05:00May 14th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |1 Comment