Office of Worship

Priest’s Preface

Prefaces in the Order of Mass

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Preface I of Advent:
The two comings of Christ

Preface II of Advent:
The twofold expectation of Christ

Preface I of the Nativity of the Lord

Preface II of the Nativity of the Lord:
The restoration of all things in the Incarnation

Preface III of the Nativity of the Lord:
The exchange in the Incarnation of the Word

Preface of the Epiphany of the Lord:
Christ the light of the nations

 

Preface I of Lent:
The spiritual meaning of Lent

Preface II of Lent:
Spiritual Penance

Preface III of Lent:
The fruits of abstinence

Preface IV of Lent:
The fruits of fasting

Preface I of the Passion of the Lord:
The power of the Cross

Preface II of the Passion of the Lord:
The victory of the Passion

Preface I of Easter:
The Paschal Mystery

Preface II of Easter:
New life in Christ

Preface III of Easter:
Christ living and always interceding for us

Preface IV of Easter:
The restoration of the universe through the Paschal Mystery

Preface V of Easter:
Christ, Priest and Victim

Preface I of the Ascension of the Lord

Preface II of the Ascension of the Lord

 

Preface I of the Sundays in Ordinary Time:
The Paschal Mystery and the People of God

Preface II of the Sundays in Ordinary Time:
The mystery of salvation

Preface III of the Sundays in Ordinary Time:
The salvation of man by a man

Preface IV of the Sundays in Ordinary Time:
The history of salvation

Preface V of the Sundays in Ordinary Time:
Creation

Preface VI of the Sundays in Ordinary Time:
The pledge of the eternal Passover

Preface VII of the Sundays of Ordinary Time:
Salvation through the obedience of Christ

Preface VIII of the Sundays of Ordinary Time:
The Church united by the unity of the Trinity

 

Preface I of the Most Holy Eucharist

Preface II of the Most Holy Eucharist

Preface I of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preface II of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
The Church praises God with the words of Mary

Preface I of the Apostles:
The Apostles, shepherds of God’s people

Preface II of the Apostles:
The apostolic foundation and witness

Preface I of Saints:
The Glory of the Saints

Preface II of Saints:
The action of the Saints

Preface I of Holy Martyrs:
The sign and example of martyrdom

Preface II of Holy Martyrs:
The wonders of God in the victory of the Martyrs

Preface of Holy Pastors:
The presence of holy Pastors in the Church

Preface of Holy Virgins and Religious:
The sign of a life consecrated to God

 

Common Preface I:
The renewal of all things in Christ

Common Preface II:
Salvation through Christ

Common Preface III:
Praise to God for the creation and restoration of the human race

Common Preface IV:
Praise, the gift of God

Common Preface V:
The proclamation of the Mystery of Christ

Common Preface VI:
The mystery of salvation in Christ

 

Preface I for the Dead:
The hope of resurrection in Christ

Preface II for the Dead:
Christ died so that we might live

Preface III for the Dead:
Christ, the salvation and the life

Preface IV for the Dead:
From earthly life to heavenly glory

Preface V for the Dead:
Our resurrection through the victory of Christ