A Common Text For The Prayer Of Thanksgiving

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The prayer of thanksgiving that follows was prepared for the plenary session of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches in Lima, Peru, in 1982. The liturgy of which this eucharistic prayer is a part was first celebrated on January 15, 1982. The aim of the liturgy was to illustrate the theological achievement of the Faith and Order document Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM). (Although the Roman Catholic Church, unlike the Orthodox churches, does not participate...


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