Introduction to the Preface

Without turning towards the people, the Priest says:

V.  Dominus vobiscum.

R.  Et cum spiritu tuo.

V.  Sursum corda.

R.  Habemus ad Dominum.

V.  Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.

R.  Dignum et justum est.

V.  The Lord be with you.

R.  And with thy spirit.

V.  Lift up your hearts.

R.  We have lifted them up to the Lord.

V.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

R.  It is meet and just.