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  Introductions to the Peace
    Christ is our peace.
    He has reconciled us to God
    in one body by the cross.
    We meet in his name and share his peace.
    We are the body of Christ.
    In the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
    Let us then pursue all that makes for peace
    and builds up our common life.
    May the God of peace make you perfect and holy,
    that you may be kept safe and blameless
    in spirit, soul and body,
    for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Blessed are the peacemakers:
    they shall be called children of God.
    We meet in the name of Christ and share his peace.
    God is love
    and those who live in love live in God
    and God lives in them.
    'Where two or three are gathered together in my name,'
    says the Lord, 'there am I in the midst of them.'
    We are all one in Christ Jesus.
    We belong to him through faith,
    heirs of the promise of the Spirit of peace.
    The provision made for seasons and Principal Holy Days may be used at other times when appropriate.
The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004
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