Feast of the Ascension (English)

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Tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lord's Ascension into heaven. This is the day when we celebrate the consummation of Our Lord's victory over death. Today, He ascends in His humanity to the right hand of the Father taking His rightful place in heaven as King. Today, Christ has entered into the true Holy of Holies not built by human hands with the blood of the New Covenant.

These propers are the English propers in the Ordinary Form. Be aware that while the "Simple English setting" normally contains psalm verses, the simple English setting for the first communion antiphon option does not. This is because the verses are identical (down to notes and rhythms) for both antiphons. As such, I didn't see the need to include it twice.


Entrance Antiphon:

Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens? Alleluia. This Jesus Whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw Him go, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Acts 1:11

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Offertory Antiphon:

God has ascended with shouts of joy, and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet, alleluia.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); Ps. 46:6

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Communion Antiphon (1st Option):

Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age, alleluia.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Mt. 28:20

Simple English setting:

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Communion Antiphon (2nd Option):

Chant praise to the Lord, Who rises on the heights of the heavens to the east, alleluia.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Ps. 67:33-34

Simple English setting:

Solemn English setting: