Living Eucharist

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During the season of Easter there are five Prefaces that may be used in the Eucharistic Prayer at Sunday Mass – plus those proper to the feasts of Ascension and Pentecost.

This Sunday your community may have used the following, which reminds of, and celebrates, ‘Christ living and always interceding for us,’ (which is its title in the Missal).

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but in this time above all to laud you yet more gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.

He never ceases to offer himself for us
but defends us and ever pleads our cause before you:
he is the sacrificial Victim who dies no more,
the Lamb, once slain, who lives for ever.

Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers…

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