An extended preface for Year C, Proper 23 (for use with Eucharistic Prayers A, B & E) – loosely based on the Lectionary readings from 2 Timothy 2 and Luke 17 :-
In gratitude we turn again to you, heavenly Father.
We praise you for your son, Jesus Christ, bearer of our sins, partaker in our death, promise of our resurrection.
Descended from David, yet he opened his arms on the cross to embrace all people.
Through him you have granted us salvation and a share in his eternal glory.
Now since we have died with him, we will also live with him, for even when we are faithless, he remains faithful.
Therefore we prostrate ourselves at Jesus’ feet and thank him, joining with angels and archangels in heaven’s song, saying…