Saturday, 10 March 2012

Eucharistic Preface for the Cleansing of the Temple

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

or

The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.


Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is indeed right and good to give you thanks and praise,
almighty God and everlasting Father,
through Jesus Christ your Son.

For when confronted by injustice and oppression he would not allow himself to be silent.
He challenged the authorities and powers, demanded justice for the poor over the extortion of the money-changers, and threw the oppressors from the temple.

Filled with zeal for your holy house, and standing with the powerless, he made himself the object of hatred for the powerful.

And when they took their revenge and had him put to death, on the third day you raised him anew from the grave, to declare your victory over sin, death and injustice.  

And so we join our voices with angels and archangels
and with all the company of heaven
to proclaim your glory
for ever praising you and saying................