Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.
Friday. After The Octave of The Ascension.
"While they looked on, He was raised up".
Illustration: UNA VOCE OF ORANGE COUNTY
Artist: René de Cramer.
Used with Permission.
As Sunday governs the whole Week, today is Celebrated The Mass of the previous Sunday, with The Collects and The Preface of The Ascension. But neither The Creed nor the Proper Communicantes is said.
This Mass tells of the Virtue of Charity, for The Holy Ghost, Whom Christ is about to send us, is a Spirit of Love.
As a Spirit of Charity, He dispenses His gifts for the benefit of all (Epistle); as Spirit of Truth, He makes us understand The Teaching of Jesus.
The Holy Ghost will also console us in the midst of our tribulations (Gospel), and "will keep us from evil" (Communion).