Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ascension of Our Lord

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General info:

Funerals are not permitted.


Mass of the Feast, Gloria, Credo, preface of Ascension. After the Gospel at the main Mass, the Paschal Candle is extinguished.

After Mass, the Paschal Candle is put into storage or melted down, as it has no further role until the Paschal Vigil of next year and is hereafter not displayed anywhere in the church.


Matins: All is proper to the feast, Te Deum

Lauds: Proper antiphons, with psalms of Sunday (first schema); remainder proper

Prime: Proper antiphon, with psalms of Sunday; Psalm 53 replaces 117; responsory Qui scandis super sidera; lectio brevis Viri Galilei

Hours: Proper antiphons, with psalms of Sunday; remainder proper

Vespers: Proper antiphons, with psalms of Sunday except that Psalm 116 is the fifth psalm; remainder proper

Compline: Of Sunday


In Tradition, the Ascension is always celebrated on Thursday, but the obligation to attend Mass is binding in the USA on Thursday only in ten ecclesiastical provinces (covering the entire territory of the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Nebraska).

For additional information, see Holy Days of Obligation in the USA in Rubrical FAQs.