The altar is the station of the Resurrection

Savior of the world, by your cross and precious blood you have redeemed us.
Save us, and help us, we humbly beseech you, O Lord.

We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion     of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

To Christ our Lord, who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and     made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.