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Ascension Sunday - 2014

posted May 29, 2014, 7:49 AM by Rochester Ordinariate
Sunday, June 1
Ascension Sunday

12:30pm, Good Shepherd church
Coffee hour following

Music for the day:

Processional: 103, 1st tune “See, the conqueror mounts in triumph” (In Babilone)

Offertory: 106 “The head that once was crowned with thorns” (St Magnus)

Recessional: 104, 2nd tune “Hail the day that sees him rise” (Llanfair)

Organ voluntary: Fantasia in G, BWV 572 (J. S. Bach)

[Note from the webmaster:  I will be away in France for the next month, so while the postings will continue from abroad, they will have diminished local content.  On the plus side, I will try and made an occasional diary of my stay there for those interested.]

First readingActs 1:12-14 
After Jesus was taken up into heaven the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Psalm 26:1,4,7-8

Second reading1 Peter 4:13-16 
If you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed. It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ, because it means that you have the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God resting on you. None of you should ever deserve to suffer for being a murderer, a thief, a criminal or an informer; but if anyone of you should suffer for being a Christian, then he is not to be ashamed of it; he should thank God that he has been called one.

Gospel Acclamationcf.Jn14:18
Alleluia, alleluia!
I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;
I will come back to you,
and your hearts will be full of joy.

GospelJohn 17:1-11 
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
‘Father, the hour has come:
glorify your Son
so that your Son may glorify you;
and, through the power over all mankind that you have given him,
let him give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him.
And eternal life is this:
to know you,
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I have glorified you on earth
and finished the work that you gave me to do.
Now, Father, it is time for you to glorify me
with that glory I had with you
before ever the world was.
I have made your name known
to the men you took from the world to give me.
They were yours and you gave them to me,
and they have kept your word.
Now at last they know
that all you have given me comes indeed from you;
for I have given them the teaching you gave to me,
and they have truly accepted this, that I came from you,
and have believed that it was you who sent me.
I pray for them;
I am not praying for the world
but for those you have given me,
because they belong to you:
all I have is yours
and all you have is mine,
and in them I am glorified.
I am not in the world any longer,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to you.’