Text is from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Vigil of The Ascension.
Stained-Glass Window, depicting The Ascension,
in the Church of Saint George,
Hardingham, Norfolk, England.
Photo: 17 July 2009.
Source: From geograph.org.uk
Author: John Salmon
Apart from The Rogations, The Church is filled with joy, and, assuming White Vestments, is preparing for the Solemn Feast of The Ascension by a special kind of Vigil, when the Gloria in Excelsis is sung. No Fasting or Abstinence is observed.
The Mass abounds in outbursts of joy because The Saviour of mankind is about to enter triumphantly in Heaven into the Glory of The Father after delivering us from Satan and sin.