April 05, 2007

The First Preface of the Holy Eucharist

This is used in the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday.

Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
He is the true and eternal priest
who established this unending sacrifice.
He offered himself as a victim for our deliverance
and taught us to make this offering in his memory.
As we eat his body which he gave for us,
we grow in strength.
As we drink his blood which he poured out for us,
we are washed clean.
Now, with angels and archangels, and the whole company of heaven, we sing the unending hymn of your praise: Holy, holy, holy....


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