Preface 27 - Commemoration of the Dead
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two - Prefaces for Seasons.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who rose victorious from the dead, and comforts us with the blessed hope of everlasting life. 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.