ALMIGHTY Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood; Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him, who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal; the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
“Religion is nothing less than a vivid experience of the blazing love of God; priesthood a sharing with Him in the joyful pain of sacrifice; the Church is that which holds out to us the Living Bread which if a man eat he shall live forever. To those even a little Christian, these phrases come to be no mere words, but the inadequate statement of realities which make life new.”
-Bernard Iddings Bell, The Holy Week, 1933