How to use Ascension-day in a sentence

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  • On Ascension Day 1528 he committed an outrage on the sacrament carried in procession; he was placed in the pillory, had his tongue bored, and was banished from Delft for three years.

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  • Assisted by the duke of Ossuna, viceroy of Naples, he formed a plan to bring the city into the power of Spain, and the scheme was to be carried out on Ascension Day 1618.

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  • Orseolo's victory was commemorated and its significance affirmed by the magnificent symbolical ceremony of the "wedding of the sea" (Sposalizio del Mar), celebrated henceforward every Ascension day.

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  • In 511 the first Council of Orleans ordered that the three days preceding Ascension Day should be celebrated as rogation days with fasting and rogationes.

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  • After the Reformation the processions gradually ceased to be ecclesiastical in England, and are now practically secularized into the perambulation of the parish boundaries on or about Ascension Day.

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  • A signory openly hostile to Savonarola took office in May, and on Ascension Day his enemies ventured on active insult.

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  • In the Anglican Church Ascension Day and its octave continue to be observed as a great festival, for which a special preface to the consecration prayer in the communion service is provided, as in the case of Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday, and Trinity Sunday.

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  • Besides the fairs already mentioned a third was added by Elizabeth's charter to be held on Ascension Day.

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  • The island was discovered by the Portuguese navigator, Joao da Nova, on Ascension Day 1501, and was occasionally visited thereafter by ships.

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  • In former times when maps were rare it was usual to make a formal perambulation of the parish boundaries on Ascension day or during Rogation week.

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  • The island was discovered by the Portuguese navigator, Joo Nova, on Ascension Day 1501, and was occasionally visited thereafter by ships.

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