Blesséd Eucharistic Prayer for Candlemas: We Are Joined By Angels

For use at Blesséd’s Candlemas Eucharist The numbers on screen relate to the sections of the Eucharistic Prayer below.

The EP itself is a modified version of Common Worship Prayer D; the preface is a Blesséd custom special. During the preface, a large piece of voile cloth covers the priest, the altar and the majority of the congregation. It is raised slowly until at the end of the sanctus, all is revealed: for such is the nature of Candlemas.

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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 thanks and praise.

1)    Father we begin buried, hemmed in, subjucated and hidden. Our faith
covered by our sin, hidden by our insecurity.

2)    Yet you have revealed your love for us, uncovering yourself through
the enfleshment of your Son and continue to work through the power of
your holy spirit.

3)    Reveal yourself to us in bread and wine,

Make us complete by the obedience of your Son to death, even death on a cross

4)    Take us and fashion us

Form us in love into the likeness of Christ

And enable us to be freed to see that likeness in others.

5)    So we enter into the mysteries of heaven echoing the song of the
angels, saints, prophets and patriarchs…

We are joined by angels,

Our purpose the same:

To worship the one and only God,

A little piece of heaven in this place

And we cry together: Holy, holy

For there is no other like You, Lord.

We declare together: You are awesome,

You are to be feared, honoured and revered,

For You are the Lord.

We are joined by angels,

With one voice we sing,

As we lift our hands to honour You,

In worship, the angels extend their wings.

And we cry together: Holy, holy

For there is no other like You, Lord.

We declare together: You are awesome,

You are to be feared, honoured and revered,

For You are the Lord.

6)          Father of all, we give you thanks

for every gift that comes from heaven

7)          Send your Spirit now
upon +these gifts

that we may feed on Christ

with opened eyes and hearts on fire.

8)          To the darkness Jesus came as your light.
With signs of faith and words of hope
he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean.

9)          The crowds came out to see your Son,

yet at the end they turned on him.
On  the night he was betrayed
he came to table with his friends

to celebrate the freedom of your people.

10)       Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food;
he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said:
This is my body, given for you all.
Jesus then gave thanks for the wine;
he took the cup, gave it and said:
This is my blood, shed for you and for all

for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this in remembrance of me.


11)       Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup

we celebrate the cross
on which he died to set us free.
Defying death he rose again
and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world.

12)       May we and all who share this food

offer ourselves to live for you
and be welcomed at your feast in heaven

where all creation worships you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

And we cry together: Holy, holy

For there is no other like You, Lord.

We declare together: You are awesome,

You are to be feared, honoured and revered,

For You are the Lord.