For use with the Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist on pages 400-401 of the Book of Common Prayer. In keeping with the rubrics governing the use of the Order, these forms are not intended for use at the principal Sunday or weekly celebration of a congregation.
Celebrant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Celebrant Lift up your hearts.
People We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People It is right to give God thanks and praise.
The Celebrant gives thanks to God for the created order, and for God's self-revelation to the human race in history;
Recalls before God, when appropriate, the particular occasion being celebrated;
Incorporates or adapts the Proper Preface of the Day, if desired.
If the Sanctus is to be included, it is introduced with these or similar
And so we join the saints and angels in proclaiming your glory, as we
Celebrant and People
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.
The Celebrant now praises God for the salvation of the world through Christ Jesus.
The Prayer continues with these words
And so, we offer you these gifts.
Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit
to be for your people the Body and Blood of Christ.
At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.
On the night before he died for us,
our Savior Jesus Christ took bread,
and when he had given thanks to you,
he broke it, and gave it to his friends, and said:
This is my Body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me."
As supper was ending, Jesus took the cup of wine,
and when he had given thanks,
he gave it to them, and said:
"Drink this, all of you:
This is my blood of the new Covenant,
which is poured out for you and for all
for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it,
do this for the remembrance of me."
The Celebrant may then introduce, with suitable words, a memorial acclamation by the people.
The Celebrant then continues
We now celebrate, O God, the memorial of Christ our Savior.
By means of this holy bread and cup,
we show forth the sacrifice of Christ's death,
and proclaim the resurrection,
until Christ comes in glory.
Gather us by this Holy Communion
into one body in the Risen One,
and make us a living sacrifice of praise.
Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
to you be honor, glory, and praise,
for ever and ever. AMEN.