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    The Lord be with you     (or)      The Lord is here.
  and also with you.                    His Spirit is with us.
    Lift up your hearts.
  We lift them to the Lord.
    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
  It is right to give thanks and praise.
    Here follows an Extended Preface (see here and here) or the following
    Father, you made the world and love your creation.
    You gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.
    His dying and rising have set us free from sin and death.
    And so we gladly thank you,
    with saints and angels praising you, and saying:
  Holy, holy, holy Lord,
    God of power and might,
    heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    Hosanna in the highest.
    [Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Hosanna in the highest.]
    We praise and bless you, loving Father,
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord;
    and as we obey his command,
    send your Holy Spirit,
    that broken bread and wine outpoured
    may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.
    On the night before he died he had supper with his friends
    and, taking bread, he praised you.
    He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:
    Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
    do this in remembrance of me.
    When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.
    Again he praised you, gave it to them and said:
    Drink this, all of you;
    this is my blood of the new covenant,
    which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
    Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
    So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did,
    in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice
          made once for all upon the cross.
    Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,
    we proclaim his death and resurrection
    until he comes in glory.
    One of these four acclamations is used
    [Great is the mystery of faith:]
  Christ has died:
    Christ is risen:
    Christ will come again.
    [Praise to you, Lord Jesus:]
  Dying you destroyed our death,
    rising you restored our life:
    Lord Jesus, come in glory.
    [Christ is the bread of life:]
  When we eat this bread and drink this cup, 
    we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,
    until you come in glory.
    [Jesus Christ is Lord:]          
  Lord, by your cross and  resurrection
    you have set us free.
    You are the Saviour of the world.
    Lord of all life,
    help us to work together for that day
    when your kingdom comes
    and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.
    Look with favour on your people,
    gather us in your loving arms
    and bring us with [N and] all the saints
    to feast at your table in heaven.
    Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father,
    for ever and ever.
    The service continues with the Lord's Prayer.
The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004
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