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Some words offered, based on the lectionary readings for the 2nd Sunday before Advent, Year B

Extended Eucharistic preface (based on Hebrews 10:11-25)

We praise and thank you, loving God,
through Jesus Christ your son,
who offered himself once for all time,
as a single sacrifice for sins.
Risen from the dead
he sat down at your right hand.
Through him, our new and living way,
we have confidence to enter your sanctuary.
Through your Holy Spirit,
you write your laws on our hearts and minds
and assure us of your forgiveness.
Perfected and sanctified
we approach you with true hearts
and consciences sprinkled clean
to join with angels and archangels
in their unending song of praise, saying…

Invitation to confession (cf. Hebrews 10:11-12)

Knowing that no sacrifices we offer can take away sins, but only that one sacrifice which Christ himself offered, let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly resolved…

Blessing (cf Daniel 12:2-3)

May your name be written in the book of life and on that Day
may you arise to everlasting life,
shining like the brightness of the sky;
and the blessing …

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