Ascension Thursday

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The Ascension of Christ, by Fritz von Uhde, 1897

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:1-3

(All US ecclesiastical provinces, except Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia, have transferred the celebration of the Ascension of the Lord to the 7th Sunday of Easter.)

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Judith 16:13-15

I will sing unto the Lord a new song: O Lord, thou art great and glorious, wonderful in strength, and invincible. Let all creatures serve thee: for thou spakest, and they were made, thou didst send forth thy spirit, and it created them, and there is none that can resist thy voice. For the mountains shall be moved from their foundations with the waters, the rocks shall melt as wax at thy presence: yet thou art merciful to them that fear thee.

Judith 16:13-15

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