The Lord ascended into heaven
so that he could send
the Comforter into this world.
Today the Father receives again to his side
the One who was in him from all eternity.
O you nations of the earth, clap your hands,
for Christ has gone up
to the place where he had been from all eternity.
Source: Ascension Day, Orthodox
This version is shortened from The Oxford Book of Prayer and http://standrewsinthevalley-thursdaymemos.blogspot.com/2011/06/