Because you sent your beloved Son to redeem us from sin and
death, and to make us heirs in Him of eternal life; that when He
shall come again in power and great triumph to judge the world,
we may without shame or fear rejoice to behold His appearing.
Because you gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born for us;
who, by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, was made perfect
Man of the flesh of the Virgin Mary his mother; so that we might
be delivered from the bondage of sin, and receive power to become
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Because in coming to dwell
among us as man, He revealed the radiance of His glory, and
brought us out of darkness into His own marvellous light.
For you bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare
with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works
of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may
come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those
who love you.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. For our sins He was lifted high
upon the cross, that He might draw the whole world to Himself;
and, by His suffering and death, He became the source of eternal
salvation for all who put their trust in Him.
But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection
of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for He is the true Paschal Lamb,
who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world.
By His death He has destroyed death, and by His rising to life again
He has won for us eternal life.
Through your dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. After His
glorious resurrection He openly appeared to His disciples, and in
their sight ascended into heaven, to prepare a place for us; that
where He is, there we might also be, and reign with Him in glory.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. In fulfilment of His true promise,
the Holy Spirit came down (on this day) from heaven, lighting
upon the disciples, to teach them and to lead them into all truth;
uniting peoples of many tongues in the confession of one faith, and
giving to your Church the power to serve you as a royal priesthood,
and to preach the Gospel to all nations.
For in the mystery of Your Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You have revealed Your glory; three Persons equal in majesty,
undivided in splendour, yet one Lord, one God, ever to be
worshipped and glorified.
For in your matchless wisdom you chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of our Saviour Jesus Christ, your only begotten
Son, who shares your eternal splendour; and in her, you have
given your Church an example of selfless devotion to you in
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. For in the saints you have given us
an example of godly living; that rejoicing in their fellowship, we
may run with perseverance the race that is set before us, and with
them receive the crown of glory.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, the Word active in creation, who
dwelling among us Himself rejoiced in the beauty of the earth;
giving thanks to you for the fruits of harvest and the fishes of the
sea; and through His own work hallowing all human service.
Commemoration of the Dead
Through Jesus Christ our Lord; who rose victorious from the dead,
and comforts us with the blessed hope oflife eternal. For to your
faithful people, O Lord, life is changed, not ended; and when our
mortal body lies in death, there is prepared for us a dwelling place
eternal in the heavens.
Because in Jesus Christ our Lord you have received us as your sons
and daughters, made us citizens of your kingdom, and given us the
Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.
Because wife and husband, sharing together in your grace, which
gives life, bear witness, through mutual love and commitment one
to the other, to the bond of love between Christ and His Church.
Ordinations (and feasts of Apostles)
Through the great Shepherd of your flock, Jesus Christ our Lord;
who after His resurrection sent forth His apostles to preach the
Gospel and to teach all nations; and promised to be with them
always, even to the end of the ages.
For your blessings on this house of prayer, where we are stirred to
faithful witness, and are built by your Spirit into a temple made
without hands, even the Body of your Son, Jesus Christ.
The Lord's 'Day
Because on this most glorious day, a triple light was given. On the
first day of creation you brought light and life into being. On the
first day, for our salvation, you raised your Son victorious over
death; and on this day you gave your Holy and lifegiving Spirit to
Of God the Father
For you are the source of light and life; you made us in your image,
and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Of God the Son
Through Jesus Christ our Lord; who on the first day of the week
overcame death and the grave, and by His glorious resurrection
opened to us the way of everlasting life.
Of God the Holy Spirit
For by water and the Holy Spirit you have made us a new people
in Jesus Christ our Lord, to show forth your glory in all the world.
Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with angels and
archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing
this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:
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