Thursday, January 27, 2011

Simple Propers for the Presentation of the Lord

Download Simple Propers for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

And for a deeper penetration of the riches of this feast, following are the Collect and Prayer after Communion from the Revised Translation of the Roman Missal:


Almighty ever-living God, we humbly implore your majesty that, just as your Only Begotten Son was presented on this day in the Temple in the substance of our flesh, so, by your grace, we may be presented to you with minds made pure. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


By these holy gifts which we have received, O Lord, bring your grace to perfection within us, and, as you fulfilled Simeon's expectation that he would not see death until he had been privileged to welcome the Christ, so may we, going forth to meet the Lord, obtain the gift of eternal life. Through Christ our Lord.