It Is Fitting and Right to Hymn You

It is fitting and right to hymn you (to bless you, to praise you), to give you thanks, to worship you in all places of your dominion.  For you are God, ineffable, inconceivable, invisible, incomprehensible, existing always and in the same way, you and your only-begotten Son and your Holy Spirit.   You brought us out of not-being to being; and when we had fallen, your raised us up again; and did not cease to do everything until you had brought us up to heaven, and granted us the kingdom that is to come.  For all these things we give thanks to you and to your only-begotten Son and to your Holy Spirit, for unseen benefits that have come upon us.

Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer from

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

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