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The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Proper: Second Part - Eastertide, Of the Season - Easter through Christ the King - Whitsuntide - Second Sunday after Pentecost.

When Corpus Christi is observed as a Holy Day of Obligation, it is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

Collect

I. God our Father, whose Son our Lord Jesus Christ in a wonderful Sacrament hath left unto us a memorial of his passion: grant us so to venerate the sacred mysteries of his Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of his redemption; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

II. God our Father, whose Son our Lord Jesus Christ in a wonderful Sacrament has left us a memorial of his passion: Grant us so to venerate the sacred mysteries of his Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of his redemption; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer over the Gifts

Lord Jesus Christ, you give us your Body and Bood in the Eucharist as a sign that even now we share your life. May we come to possess it completely in the kingdom where you live for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface 14 - The Body and Blood of Christ; The Holy Eucharist

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