28 June 2009
On the Common Prefaces
LSB offers three of them. During the Trinity (Post-Pentecost) season, any of them may be used. The first is familiar from LW/LBW: "who on this day overcame death and the grave..." The second is probably my favorite, built out of phrases from the classic eucharistic prayer of St. Hippolytus (in the Novus Ordo Roman Rite, Eucharistic Prayer No.2 - note the phrases "created all things...born of the virgin Mary...to put an end to death... fulfilling Your will and gaining for You a holy people"). The third is largely a paraphrase of Philippians 2. Especially if you are using DS 3 which is rather shy on actual "giving thanks" the second and third options strike me as particularly fitting to use in the Green season.
Posted by William Weedon at 8:21 PM