Gregorian Chants for the 'Ascension of The Lord' (HD)
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Alleluia I: Ascendit Deus and Offertorium: Ascendit Deus ,Einsiedeln Benedictine Abbey, Switzerland.more info at end of video./The fortieth day after Easter Sunday, commemorating the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mark 16.19, Luke 2451, and Acts 1;2. /The observance of this Feast is of great antiquity. Although no documentary evidence of it exists prior to the beginning of the fifth century, St. Augustine says that it is of Apostolic origin, and he speaks of it in a way that shows it was the universal observance of the Church long before his time. Frequent mention of it is made in the writings of St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory of Nyssa, and in the Constitution of the Apostles.