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Great Thanksgiving

The Eucharistic prayer is called the Great Thanksgiving, because we give thanks for Jesus's sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection that raises us to new life in Christ.  The extended prayer recreates in miniature the last week of Jesus' life.

The Book of Common Prayer offers four different Eucharistic prayers that are rotated seasonally at Grace.  Occasionally we take advantage of the great wealth of prayer within the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion to use other prayers to vary and to deepen our worship.