In this PODCAzT we hear some of St. Leo the Great’s (+461) second sermon on the Ascension (s. 74) delivered in A.D. 445. This is an amazing piece of work. It is used on Friday after Ascension Thursday (in other words today – at least on my planet) in the older Breviarium Romanum for the 2nd Nocturne of Matins and also in the newer Liturgica Horarum in the Office of Readings.
So, this selection of Leo the Great has been the Church’s point of reflection on this day for a long time. I like that continuity!
Also, I talk about angels and how there is an angelic battle being waged for your soul.
Ascension related PODCAzT’s from 2007:
030 07-05-19 Augustine on Peter & John; singing a Tridentine Requiem; St. Peter Celestine V
028 07-05-17 Augustine on the Ascension; Card. Castrillion on the Motu Proprio
027 07-05-16 Leo on the Ascension; a Collect; feedback
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