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Preface 16 - Christ the King

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite One - Proper Prefaces - Prefaces for Other Occasions

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God; who hast anointed thine onlybegotten Son Jesus Christ with the oil of gladness, to be a priest for ever and king of all: so that by offering himself upon the altar of the cross, a pure and atoning victim, he might accomplish the mystery of man's redemption; and, subduing unto his rule the whole creation, might render unto thine eternal Majesty a kingdom endless and universal: a kingdom of truth and life; a kingdom of grace and holiness; a kingdom of peace, of love, and of righteousness.

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,

Celebrant and People:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts:
Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.
Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.


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