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Eucharistic Prayer IV

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Celebrant alone:

Father in heaven, it is right that we should give you thanks and glory: you alone are God, living and true. Through all eternity you live in unapproachable light.

Source of life and goodness, you created all things, to fill your creatures with every blessing and lead all men to the joyful vision of your light.

Countless hosts of angels stand before you to do your will; they look upon your splendor and praise you, night and day. United with them, and in the name of every creature under heaven, we too praise your glory as we say:

Celebrant and People:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The Priest, with hands extended, says:

Father, we acknowledge your greatness: all your actions show your wisdom and love.

You formed man in your own likeness and set him over the whole world to serve you, his creator, and to rule over all creatures.

Even when he disobeyed you and lost your friendship you did not abandon him to the power of death, but helped all men to seek and find you.

Again and again you offered a covenant to man, and through the prophets taught him to hope for salvation.

Father, you so loved the world that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior.

He was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, a man like us in all things but sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation, to prisoners, freedom, and to those in sorrow, joy.

In fulfillment of your will he gave himself up to death; but by rising from the dead, he destroyed death and restored life.

And that we might live no longer for ourselves but for him, he sent the Holy Spirit from you, Father, as his first gift to those who believe, to complete his work on earth and bring the fullness of grace.

He joins his hands and, holding them outstretched over the offerings, says:

Father, may this Holy Spirit sanctify these offerings.

He makes the sign of the cross once over both bread and chalice, saying:

Let them become the body + and blood of Jesus Christ our Lord

He joins his hands.

as we celebrate the great mystery which he left us as an everlasting covenant.

The words of the Lord in the following formulas should be spoken clearly and distinctly, as their meaning demands.

He always loved those who were his own in the world. When the time came for him to be glorified by you, his heavenly Father, he showed the depth of his love. While they were at supper,

He takes the bread and, raising it a little above the altar, continues:

he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his disciples, saying

He bows slightly.

Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you.

He shows the consecrated Host to the People, places it on the paten, and genuflects in adoration. Then he continues:

In the same way, he took the cup, filled with wine.

He takes the chalice, and, raising it a little above the altar, continues:

He gave you thanks, and giving the cup to his disciples, said:

He bows slightly.

Take this, all of you, and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.

He shows the Chalice to the People, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration. Then he sings or says:

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

People with Celebrant and Concelebrants:

[A] Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
[B] Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life.
Lord Jesus, come in glory.
[C] When we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,
until you come in glory.
[D] Lord, by your cross and resurrection
you have set us free.
You are the Savior of the world.

With hands extended, the Priest says: (Celebrant with Concelebrants)

Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. We recall Christ's death, his descent among the dead, his resurrection, and his ascension to your right hand; and, looking forward to his coming in glory, we offer you his body and blood, the acceptable sacrifice which brings salvation to the whole world. Lord, look upon this sacrifice which you have given to your Church; and by your Holy Spirit, gather all who share this bread and wine into the one body of Christ, a living sacrifice of praise.

Celebrant alone or one Concelebrant

Lord, remember those for whom we offer this sacrifice, especially  , our Pope,  , our bishop (and his assistant bishops), and bishops and clergy everywhere.

Remember those who take part in this offering, those here present and all your people, and all who seek you with a sincere heart.

Remember those who have died in the peace of Christ and all the dead whose faith is known to you alone.

Father, in your mercy grant also to us, your children, to enter into our heavenly inheritance in the company of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, and your apostles and saints.

Then, in your kingdom, freed from the corruption of sin and death, we shall sing your glory with every creature through Christ our Lord,

He joins his hands.

through whom you give us everything that is good.

He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, lifting them up, sings or says: (Celebrant alone or with Concelebrants)

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.

The People respond:

The Holy Eucharist continues with the Lord's Prayer:


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