Eucharistic Prayer D (BCP)

Eucharistic Prayer D – The Great Thanksgiving

The people remain standing. The Celebrant, whether bishop or priest, 
faces them and sings or says

                The Lord be with you.
People        And also with you.
Celebrant    Lift up your hearts.
People        We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People        It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds

It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; 
for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light 
inaccessible from before time and for ever.

Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all 
things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to 
rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you 
night and day; and, beholding the glory of your presence, 
they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them, and 
giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, 
and glorify your Name, as we sing (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 people stand or kneel.

Then the Celebrant continues

We acclaim you, holy Lord, glorious in power. Your mighty 
works reveal your wisdom and love. You formed us in your 
own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that, in 
obedience to you, our Creator, we might rule and serve all 
your creatures. When our disobedience took us far from you, 
you did not abandon us to the power of death. In your mercy 
you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find 
you. Again and again you called us into covenant with you, 
and through the prophets you taught us to hope for salvation.
Father, you loved the world so much that in the fullness of 
time you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by 
the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of 
us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news 
of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To 
fulfill your purpose he gave himself up to death; and, rising 
from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole 
creation new.

And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him 
who died and rose for us, he sent the Holy Spirit, his own 
first gift for those who believe, to complete his work in 
the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, 
or lay a hand upon it, and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or 
place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be 

When the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, his 
heavenly Father, having loved his own who were in the 
world, he loved them to the end; at supper with them he took 
bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and 
gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, 
which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given 
thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you: 
This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you 
and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink 
it, do this for the remembrance of me."

Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. 
Recalling Christ's death and his descent among the dead, 
proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your right 
hand, awaiting his coming in glory; and offering to you, from 
the gifts you have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise 
you and we bless you.
Celebrant and People

We praise you, we bless you,
we give thanks to you,
and we pray to you, Lord our God.

The Celebrant continues

Lord, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy 
Spirit may descend upon us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying 
them and showing them to be holy gifts for your holy people, 
the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood 
of your Son Jesus Christ.

Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one 
body and one spirit, a living sacrifice in Christ, to the praise 
of your Name.

Remember, Lord, your one holy catholic and apostolic 
Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its 
unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.

[Remember (NN. and) all who minister in your Church.]
[Remember all your people, and those who seek your truth.] 
[Remember                             .]
[Remember all who have died in the peace of Christ, and 
those whose faith is known to you alone; bring them into 
the place of eternal joy and light.]

And grant that we may find our inheritance with [the Blessed 
Virgin Mary, with patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, 
(with                             ) and] all the saints who have found favor 
with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them 
and give you glory through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and 
glory are yours, Almighty God and Father, in the unity of the 
Holy Spirit, for ever and for ever. AMEN.

Book of Common Prayer, 1979. (372-375)