Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Today Christians celebrate the feast of the Ascension of the Lord!"

"Today is the feast of the Ascension of the Lord", according to Archbishop Smith on Prayer for the Day. Listen here.
So Your Grace, why has it been removed from the calendar by all the Bishops but obviously not you?
Have you remembered to sign the e-petition for the restoration of Holy Days.


Catholic Student said...

Good Lord!

Of all the Bishops I wasn't expecting Peter Smith to say that!

I've often said he was traditional at heart! Long may he be the Bishop of the Diocese of Cardiff, of which, today, I am proud to belong!

Crux Fidelis said...

It's still a Holy Day here in Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Kinda interesting!!

Dun Scotus said...

Crux Fidelis - since it is still a Holyday in Scotland (Deo Gratias), interesting that the Cardinal Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh denied himself the opportunity to celebrate the Holyday since he chose to be in England participating in the Votive Mass of St Paul.

Oh what an irony.

Paulinus said...

Move to Scotland. My sons and I prayed for the land of my birth at Mass on Thursday ;-)

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