Preface 4 - Advent
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two - Prefaces for Seasons. To be used on Sundays and weekdays alike, except as otherwise appointed for Holy Days and Various Occasions.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; because you sent your beloved Son to redeem us from sin and death, and to make us heirs in him of everlasting 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.