One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The period of ten days from Ascension Day to Whitsun Eve.
- ‘On the conclusion of Canon Wilson's address, the audience joined in singing a hymn for Ascensiontide composed by the late poet.’
- ‘At the edge of Ascensiontide, we know only the threshold beyond which Jesus has gone, into a cloud of luminous darkness.’
- ‘At Ascensiontide, we encounter the Trinity through prayer.’
- ‘You will notice how many of the Ascensiontide hymns speak of Kingship, Majesty, Power and Dominion.’
- ‘In 1724, a rather windy day greeted the town's annual Ascensiontide Fayre, and the bells were rung for many hours.’
- ‘Evelyn made her first retreat at Pleshey during Ascensiontide in 1921, and conducted her first retreat here during Lent in 1924.’
- ‘In Ascensiontide we have ten days to observe the paradoxes of luminous darkness, of loss in order to gain, of becoming a child to attain maturity.’
- ‘The Forum meets for a conference in a different country at Ascensiontide each year.’
- ‘Easter term always began two weeks after Easter Sunday, again a week later than the Exchequer, and regularly continued past the feast of the Ascension to end one week after Ascensiontide.’
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