Hymn for Mid-Morning Prayer for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Coelos Ascendit Hodie (Today into the heavens has ascended)
Coelos ascendit hodie
Jesus Christus Rex Gloriae:
Sedet ad Patris dexteram,
Gubernat coelum et terram.
Iam finem habent omnia
Patris Davidis carmina.
Iam Dominus cum Domino
Sedet in Dei solio:
In hoc triumpho maximo
Laudate Sancta Trinitas,
Deo dicamus gratias,
Today into the heavens has ascended
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, Alleluia!
He sits at the Father’s right hand,
and rules heaven and earth, Alleluia!
Now have been fulfilled all of
Father David’s songs,
Now God is with God, Alleluia!
He sits upon the royal throne of God,
in this his greatest triumph, Alleluia!
Let us bless the Lord:
Let the Holy Trinity be praised,
let us give thanks to the Lord,
Coelos Ascendit Hodie (Today into the heavens has ascended) – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Bishop Barron on Why the Ascension of Jesus Matters
Who is the King of Glory? A Biblical Study of the Ascension of Christ (Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo – Institute of Catholic Culture)
Okay, So What’s the Deal with Ascension Thursday, or Sunday, or Whatever? (Deacon Greg Kandra – Aleteia)
Ascension Dome in San Marco, Venice