Offertory of Vigil of the Ascension

Ps 65:8-9; 65:20

Bless the Lord our God, you peoples, loudly sound His praise; He has given life to my soul, and has not let my feet slip. Blessed be the Lord, Who refused me not my prayer, or His kindness. Alleluia.


Verse 8. Gentiles. By this invitation, he predicts their conversion.

Verse 9. Moved. The apostles were most courageous. Only those Jews returned, who had separated themselves from impure idols. 1 Esd. v. 21. The Church never fails. If some apostatize, others embrace the faith. W.

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