WDTPRS – 7th Sunday of Easter: Ascended but still present
I won’t acknowledge Ascension Thursday Sunday. Yesterday was the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord and Sunday is, in the Ordinary Form, the 7th Sunday of Easter.
Let’s look at the Collect for the 7th Sunday of Easter.
Supplicationibus nostris, Domine, adesto propitius,
ut, sicut humani generis Salvatorem
tecum in tua credimus maiestate,
ita eum usque ad consummationem saeculi manere nobiscum,
sicut ipse promisit, sentiamus.
There is a spiffy parallelism here in sicut… tecum and ita… nobiscum.
There seems to be here a reference to Matthew 28:20:
“Et ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus, usque ad consummationem saeculi”
RSV: “I am with you always, to the close of the age.”