The Priest begins the eucharistic prayer.
The Celebrant, whether Bishop or Priest, faces the People and sings or says:
The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up unto the Lord.
Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
It is meet and right so to do.
Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds.
Here a Proper Preface is sung or said on all Sundays, and on other occasions as appointed (see the following pages).