Holy Communion

    Prayer C  
     
    The Lord be with you     (or)       The Lord is here.
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  and also with you.                     His Spirit is with us.
     
    Lift up your hearts.
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  We lift them to the Lord.
     
    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
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  It is right to give thanks and praise.
     
    It is indeed right,
    it is our duty and our joy,
    at all times and in all places
    to give you thanks and praise,
    holy Father, heavenly King,
    almighty and eternal God,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
    Short Proper Preface, when appropriate
     
    [or, when there is no Proper Preface
     
    For he is our great high priest,
    who has loosed us from our sins
    and has made us to be a royal priesthood to you,
    our God and Father.]
     
    Therefore with angels and archangels,
    and with all the company of heaven,
    we proclaim your great and glorious name,
    for ever praising you and saying:
     
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  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.]
     
    All glory be to you, our heavenly Father,
    who, in your tender mercy,
    gave your only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
    to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption;
    who made there by his one oblation of himself once offered
    a full, perfect and sufficient sacrifice, oblation and satisfaction
          for the sins of the whole world;
    he instituted, and in his holy gospel commanded us to continue,
    a perpetual memory of his precious death until he comes again.
     
    Hear us, merciful Father, we humbly pray,
    and grant that, by the power of your Holy Spirit,
    we receiving these gifts of your creation, this bread and this wine,
    according to your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution,
    in remembrance of his death and passion,
    may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood;
     
    who, in the same night that he was betrayed,
    took bread and gave you thanks;
    he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
    Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
    do this in remembrance of me.
     
    In the same way, after supper
    he took the cup and gave you thanks;
    he gave it to them, saying:
    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.
     
    One of these four acclamations is used
     
    [Great is the mystery of faith:]
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  Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.
     
    [Praise to you, Lord Jesus:]
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  Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life:
Lord Jesus, come in glory.
                
    [Christ is the bread of life:]
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  When we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim your death,  Lord Jesus,
until you come in glory.
     
    [Jesus Christ is Lord:]          
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  Lord, by your cross and resurrection
you have set us free.
You are the Saviour of the world.
     
    Therefore, Lord and heavenly Father,
    in remembrance of the precious death and passion,
    the mighty resurrection and glorious ascension
    of your dear Son Jesus Christ,
    we offer you through him this our sacrifice of praise
          and thanksgiving.
     
    Grant that by his merits and death,
    and through faith in his blood,
    we and all your Church may receive forgiveness of our sins
    and all other benefits of his passion.
    Although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins,
    to offer you any sacrifice,
    yet we pray that you will accept this
    the duty and service that we owe.
    Do not weigh our merits, but pardon our offences,
    and fill us all who share in this holy communion
    with your grace and heavenly blessing;
     
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,
    for ever and ever.
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  Amen.
     
    The service continues with the Lord's Prayer.