Friday, May 14, 2010

more ascension

This is the proper preface from Chemnitz' Braunschweig-Woelfenbuettel Church Order of 1569.

It is truly meet etc. through Christ our Lord, who after His resurrection, appeared openly to all his disciples, and in their sight was taken up into heaven, so He might grant us to be partakers of his divinity. And therefore with angels and archangels, with thrones and dominions, and with all the host of heaven we sing the hymn of Your glory, without end, saying: