We ask this through Christ our Lord. The rubrics direct that the water may be blessed either in the church proper or in the sacristy. redeemed by your Son P: Thanks be to the merciful heart of our God! The priest says, as he sprinkles the blessed ashes on the head of the person: Gen. 3.19: Remember, man, that you are dust, and into dust you will return. P: The fields are garmented with flocks and the valleys blanketed with grain. The significance of this blessing is touched on in the commentary given above, and the frequent omission of this blessing is noted with regret. Many years before the Latin Rite officially adopted the blessing of Epiphany water, diocesan rituals, notably in lower Italy, had contained such a blessing.}. Purify me with hyssop, * Lord, and I shall be clean of sin. The blessing of baptismal water being done, it … May your blessing remain always in this home and on those who live here; through Christ our Lord. Protect those who will have them in their possession from every kind of illness, injury, and danger, anything that would interfere with the well- being of body and soul, and so be enabled to serve you joyously and confidently in your Church; you who live and reign in perfect Trinity, God, forever and ever. God, who through Moses, your servant, directed the children of Israel to carry their sheaves of new grain to the priests for a blessing, to pluck the finest fruits of the orchard, and to make merry before you, the Lord their God; hear our supplications, and shower blessings  in abundance upon us and upon these bundles of new grain, new herbs, and this assortment of produce which we gratefully present to you on this festival, blessing  them in your name. We ask this of you who live and reign forever and ever. P: We are overcome by our sins; * it is you who pardon them. Now the priest pours the salt into the water in the form of a cross, saying: May this salt and water be mixed together; in the name of the Father, and of the Son,  and of the Holy Spirit. 50.1. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 117. From here on the exorcism of salt and the prayer that follows it, the exorcism of water and the two prayers that follow it, the mixing of the salt and water and then the concluding prayer–all of these are the same as the ones used on pp. as fountains of salvation. the celebrant rises and sings the following two invocations, the second in a higher key: That you bless  this water. We ask this of you who live and reign forever and ever. Become now water blessed to banish all power of the enemy, and to conquer and dispel that enemy himself with his fallen angels, by the power of the same Lord Jesus Christ, who shall come to judge the living and … Ps. All: God’s watercourses are filled; you have prepared the grain. The first antiphon given above is resumed on Trinity Sunday. P: Though nations are in turmoil, kingdoms totter, * His voice resounds, the earth melts away; P: Come, see the deeds of the Lord, * the astounding things He has wrought on earth. On Easter Sunday, in churches where there is a baptismal font, the water used for the sprinkling is that which has been blessed during the Easter Vigil, that which was taken from the font before the holy oils were poured in. For most of the liturgical year, the Tract is omitted, and the Gradual + lesser Alleluia are used. The celebrant begins with these words: All about the old rite of Blessing Holy Water My post about the comparison of the new and old ritual of blessing of the Water is still generating a lot of hits for the blog. 5. {This is one of the most popular blessings. 1. After the reading, the celebrant says: All: And the son of iniquity be powerless to harm them. * They shout and sing for joy. All: Amen. God, who in creating the world brought forth for mankind bread as food and wine as drink, bread to nourish the body and wine to cheer the heart; who conferred on blessed John, your beloved disciple, such great favor that not only did he himself escape the poisoned potion, but could restore life by your power to others who were dead from poison; grant to all who drink this wine spiritual gladness and everlasting life; through Christ our Lord. blessed and transformed us. Almighty everlasting God, we humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to graciously bless  this creature, salt, which you have given for mankind’s use. All: The Lord of hosts is with us; * our stronghold is the God of Jacob. P: Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; * sing praise with the harp to our God. P: He utters a command and heals their suffering. All: To grant salvation from our foes * and from the hand of all that hate us; P: To deal in mercy with our fathers * and be mindful of His holy covenant, All: Of the oath he had sworn to our father Abraham, * that He would enable us–. Let us pray. We ask this in virtue of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen. This is an opportunity to catechise the family on what this entails. All: In holiness and observance of the Law, * in His presence, all our days. As the priest comes into the home he says: P. While maintaining the structure and chief elements of the rite, the celebrant should adapt the celebration to the circumstances of the place and the people involved. The reader concludes: The practice of putting salt into the water comes no doubt from the incident of the miraculous cure of the poisonous well (see 4 Kings 2.19-21), where the prophet Eliseus used salt to purify the water of the well. The father leads the collect. Whenever, therefore, we are sprinkled with this holy water or use it in blessing ourselves upon entering the church or at home, we thank God for his priceless gift to us and we ask for his help to keep us faithful to the sacrament we have received in faith. May the blessing of God the Almighty Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost descend and remain over his light and that incense. of the Holy Spirit The fire is sprinkled with holy water; after which the clergy and the people sing the following hymn (for the music see the music supplement): Lips sin-polluted, fettered tongues to loosen; So by your children might your deeds of wonder. Then the chanters continue the litany up to and including the last Lord, have mercy. We ask this though Christ our Lord. He said this in reference to the Spirit that those who came to believe in him were to receive. God, source of irresistible might and king of an invincible realm, the ever-glorious conqueror; who restrain the force of the adversary, silencing the uproar of his rage, and valiantly subduing his wickedness; in awe and humility we beg you, Lord, to regard with favor this creature thing of salt and water, to let the light of your kindness shine upon it, and to hallow it with the dew of your mercy; so that wherever it is sprinkled and your holy name is invoked, every assault of the unclean spirit may be baffled, and all dread of the serpent’s venom be cast out. At the appointed time the celebrant, vested in white cope (if a bishop, the mitre is worn but removed during the prayers), and the deacon and subdeacon, vested in white dalmatic and tunic respectively, come before the altar. All: And my spirit leaps for joy in God my Savior. A real Catholic medal of Saint Benedict from 1664 and false Medal created by the enemies of the Catholic Church. (Approved by the Congregation of Sacred Rites, Dec. 6, 1890), {This blessing comes from the Orient, where the Church has long emphasized in her celebration of Epiphany the mystery of our Lord’s baptism, and by analogy our baptism. The antiphon is sung thus at the sprinkling with holy water on all Sundays outside Eastertime; but the doxology is not said during Passiontime, and the antiphon is repeated right after the psalm verse. P: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel! All: He has stopped wars to the end of the earth; * the bow he breaks; He splinters the spears; He burns the shields with fire. * As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. To us who entreat your mercy grant that the Holy Spirit may be with us wherever we may be; through Christ our Lord. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Propaganda, Ve And may everything that it touches or sprinkles be freed from uncleanness and any influence of the evil spirit; through Christ our Lord. Sancta Missa Dominica V Post Pascha. Sancta Missa Dominica V Post Pascha. The custom of St. John bonfires, indicative of a people with unabashed and childlike faith, continues in some places to this day. First Sunday in Lent (13 March 2011). Then he sprinkles the dwelling’s main room and the occupants, saying the antiphon: I saw water flowing out from beneath the threshold of the temple, alleluia; and all to whom this water came were saved, and they shall say, alleluia, alleluia. Sancta Missa. Lord God, almighty Father, the light that never fails and the source of all light, sanctify  this new fire, and grant that after the darkness of this life we may come unsullied to you who are light eternal; through Christ our Lord. V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. on the Vigil of the Birthday of St. John the Baptist, conferred by the clergy outside of church. God, who on this day raised up to highest heaven the rod of Jesse, the Mother of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, that by her prayers and patronage you might communicate to our mortal nature the fruit of her womb, your very Son; we humbly implore you to help us use these fruits of the soil for our temporal and everlasting welfare, aided by the power of your Son and the prayers of His glorious Mother; through Christ our Lord. All: Who made heaven and earth. Amen. Isaiah 12:1-6, Oh, come to the water, All: How sublime is what He has done for me, * the Mighty One, whose name is ‘Holy’! Lord, bless  this creature drink, so that it may be a health- giving medicine to all who use it; and grant by your grace that all who taste of it may enjoy bodily and spiritual health in calling on your holy name; through Christ our Lord. on Holy Saturday and during Eastertime[1]. Ps. Approximately an hour long, beginning with the Angelus, the readings repeated with a homily given in English. THE CTS NEW. By your protecting hand turn away the fury of the elements, so that this entire fruit may be filled with your blessing,  and may be gathered unharmed and stored up in the granary; through Christ our Lord. SHORTER BLESSING OF ROSARY. When the feast of Easter brought the rigorous fast to an end, and these foods were again allowed at table, the people showed their joy and gratitude by first taking the food to church for a blessing. Then the priest says Our Father (the rest inaudibly until:). Begone Satan, you father and teacher of lies and enemy of mankind. P: The Lord be with you. The power of the sign of the Holy Cross is so great and terrible for Satan that it is for him an inaccessible shield behind which we can feel safe and secure. Lord God almighty, bless  this home, and under its shelter let there be health, chastity, self-conquest, humility, goodness, mildness, obedience to your commandments, and thanksgiving to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. P: He delights not in the strength of the steed, * nor is He pleased with the fleetness of men. BLESSING OF BREAD, WINE, WATER, FRUIT, (Approved by the Congregation of Sacred Rites on Sept. 25, 1883). They are sprinkled with holy water and incensed. * As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Let neither drought nor flood destroy them, but keep them unharmed until they reach their full growth and produce an abundant harvest for the service of body and soul. At the end of the blessing the priest sprinkles the people with the blessed water. All respond: This is done in memory and in honor of St. John, who drank without any ill effects the poisoned wine offered to him by his enemies. All: The Lord is pleased with those who fear Him, * with those who hope for His kindness. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever. Never again dare, you cunning serpent, to deceive the human race, to persecute the Church of God, nor to strike the chosen of God and to sift them as  wheat. God the Father  commands you. Making the Sign of the Cross with the paten, he places the host upon the corporal. P: There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God, * the holy dwelling of the Most High. R. Bless and purify your Church. All: And the dwellers at the earth’s ends are in fear at your marvels; * the farthest east and west you make resound with joy. May you be brought low under God’s mighty hand. Although July 19 falls on a Sunday this year, I would like to take this opportunity to continue the series on the neglected cycle of liturgical blessings for the whole year by reminding everyone of the custom of blessing holy water for the sick in honor of St. Vincent De Paul, whose feast falls on this day in the calendar of the classical Roman Missal. Sancta Missa. Isaiah 55:1-11, She will give him the water to everlasting salvation; through Christ our Lord. After the Gloria, the Bishop would ordinarily bless and consecrate the holy oils. Water made by God, I purge you, too, of evil, in the name of God the Father almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ His Son our Lord, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. He should be assisted by a server who carries a vessel containing blessed water taken from the baptismal font before the holy oils were added. May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son,  and Holy Spirit, come on this wine (or any other beverage) and remain always. After the prayer of blessing, the celebrant sprinkles those present with holy water, as a suitable song is sung; as circumstances suggest, he may first say the following words: Let this water call to mind our Baptism into Christ, who has redeemed us by his death and resurrection. Understanding the Mass: The Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling of Holy Water Appendix II of the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal reads; 1. Almighty everlasting God, who by your word alone brought into being the heavens, earth, sea, things seen and things unseen, and garnished the earth with plants and trees for the use of man and beast; who appointed each species to bring forth fruit in its kind, not only for the food of living creatures, but for the healing of sick bodies as well; with mind and word we urgently call on you in your great kindness to bless  these various herbs and fruits, thus increasing their natural powers with the newly given grace of your blessing. 1 John 5:1-6, The Lamb will lead them to Lord, have mercy. This is from the New Rite of Blessing of Water (Collectio Rituum) Sign of the Cross Priest: May God who has given us a new birth in Christ by water and the Holy Spirit be with you all. During Eastertime, from Easter Sunday until Pentecost inclusive the following antiphon is sung: I saw water * flowing out from beneath the threshold of the temple, alleluia; and all to whom this water came were saved, and they shall say, alleluia, alleluia. If the blessing is given privately outside of Mass, the priest is vested in surplice and stole and performs the ceremony as given above. issued this directive: “Let the local Ordinaries give proper directions so that this blessing may be given at a more convenient time either before or after Easter.”, Spirit Daily is sustained by its bookstore, “special reports,’ and donations. may be renewed in body and spirit As circumstances suggest, the celebrant may prepare those present for the blessing in the following or similar words: The priest, vested in surplice and purple stole, says: 2. Moreover, they hoped that the Church’s blessing on such edibles would prove a remedy for whatever harmful effects the body might have suffered from the long period of self-denial. Among Eastern Orthodox and Eastern-Rite Catholic Christians, holy water is used frequently in rites of blessing and exorcism, and the water for baptism is always sanctified with a special blessing.. A vessel of water and a container of salt are in readiness in the sanctuary. O God, who for man’s welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer, and pour forth your blessing  on this element now being prepared with various purifying rites. Next the choir sings the following antiphon and canticle: Today the Church is espoused to her heavenly bridegroom, for Christ washes her sins in the Jordan; the Magi hasten with gifts to the regal nuptials; and the guests are gladdened with water made wine, alleluia. by water and the Holy Spirit a swift herald, from the skies descending. In virtue of which you bestowed on him, among other gifts, the power to heal all ailments of the throat. Lord Jesus Christ, who spoke of yourself as the true vine and the apostles as the branches, and who willed to plant a chosen vineyard of all who love you, bless  this wine and empower it with your blessing; so that all who taste or drink of it may, through the intercession of your beloved disciple John, apostle and evangelist, be spared every deadly and poisonous affliction and enjoy bodily and spiritual well-being. This aspect is not neglected in western Christendom, although in practice we have concentrated on the visit of the Magi. By the sprinkling of this water may everything opposed to the safety and peace of the occupants of these homes be banished, so that in calling on your holy name they may know the well-being they desire, and be protected from every peril; through Christ our Lord. O God, the Creator of all things, Bless,  O Lord God, this creature, chalk, and let it be a help to mankind. To the honor and glory of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, in memory of the mysteries of the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, the same Jesus Christ, may this crown of the most holy Rosary be blessed and sanctified, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. There has been a slight change made in this ceremony–the priest no longer says the Miserere while he sprinkles the people (see “Ephemerides Liturgicae” 75 [1961] 426), and the wording of the rubric for Passiontime and Eastertime also has been altered. We ask this of you who live and reign in perfect Trinity forever and ever. The blessing of this water reminds us of Christ, the living water, and of the sacrament of Baptism, in which we were born of water and the Holy Spirit. For it is the Most High God who commands you,  He to whom you heretofore in your great pride considered yourself equal; He who desires that all men might be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. May you be a purified salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. Easter is the day par excellence for baptism, and every Sunday is a little Easter. Once your salt is blessed, head to a nearby lake, stream, or river and gather some water to bring home and filter. God’s creatures, gold, incense, and myrrh, I cast out the demon from you by the Father  almighty, by Jesus  Christ, His only- begotten Son, and by the Holy  Spirit, the Advocate, so that you may be freed from all deceit, evil, and cunning of the devil, and become a saving remedy to mankind against the snares of the enemy. 117.) 1. P: He puts down princes from their thrones, * and exalts the lowly; All: He fills the hungry with blessings, * and sends away the rich with empty hands. of wisdom to drink. you have given the universe its beauty R. Amen. The priest who is to offer the Mass, vested in cope of the proper color, comes to the altar, and as he kneels on the step with the ministrants (also in Eastertime) he receives the aspersory from the deacon. The exalted Virgin Mary, Mother of God  commands you, who in her lowliness crushed your proud head from the first moment of her Immaculate Conception. RITE FOR PROVIDING HOLY WATER Some minor changes Holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, who willed that your Son, co-eternal and consubstantial with you, come down from heaven and in the fulness of time be made flesh for a time of the blessed Virgin Mary, in order to seek the lost and wayward sheep and carry it on His shoulders to the sheepfold, and to heal the man fallen among robbers of his wounds by pouring in oil and wine; may you bless  and sanctify  this wine which you have vintaged for man’s drink. We ask this of you who live and reign, God, forever and ever. Lord, be well disposed to our prayers, and by your holy hand bless this ship (boat) and its passengers, as you were pleased to let your blessing hover over Noah’s ark in the Deluge. He pours a few drops of water into the chalice containing wine, in remembrance of the water and blood which flowed from the side of Jesus when pierced by the soldier's lance. Compare Divinum ... a short quotation from Holy Scripture which varies with the Mass of each day. Hear us, holy Lord and Father, almighty everlasting God, and in your goodness send your holy angel from heaven to watch over and protect all who are assembled in this dwelling, to be with them and give them comfort and encouragement; through Christ our Lord. All: And snatches them from distressing want. R. Bless and purify your Church. The rite described above is used also when the blessing of homes is carried out on another day in Eastertime, in accord with local custom. The cleric, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, ... 2 Sancta Missa: Rituale … The lustral water (poured off from the font before the infusion of holy oils) is used in the church stoups during the octave but is not used in the church at all after Sabbato in albis. Exorcism against Satan and the apostate angels. Details can be found here. The exorcism of salt follows: God’s creature, salt, I cast out the demon from you by the living  God, by the true  God, by the holy  God, by God who ordered you to be thrown into the water- spring by Eliseus to heal it of its barrenness. Spirit Daily Blog. We ask this through the power and merits of our Lord and Savior, the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of all the saints, in particular the godly men who on this day venerated Christ the Lord with the very same gifts. Your giving helps us give — minister to so many. All: Who covers the heavens with clouds, * who provides rain for the earth; P: Who makes grass sprout on the mountains * and herbs for the service of men; All: Who gives food to the cattle, * and to the young ravens when they cry to Him. May those who use you, with confidence in the divine power, in their lodgings, homes, or on their persons, be delivered from all perils to body and soul, and enjoy all good things. Consequently, on the Lord’s day the Church blesses water to be used in the ceremony of renewal of baptism, for as often as she sprinkles us with the blessed water a sign is given us of that sacrament which once bestowed the gift of life. 2 Blessing. To this story may be attributed the practice of using lighted candles in bestowing the blessing of St. Blaise. All make the following or some other suitable reply: P: Desist, and confess that I am God, * exalted among the nations, exalted upon the earth. From this account we have the longtime custom of invoking the Saint for all kinds of throat trouble.}. 32164. Revelation 7:13-17, The river of life, rising from the which are to be set in vineyards, fields, etc., on or about May 3, (Approved by the Congregation of Sacred Rites, Feb. 10, 1888). All: The earth is replenished from your rains. O Christ the Lord, from your pierced side NOTE: If the Mass is a “Missa Cantata” or “Low Mass” on Palm Sunday. Blessing of Holy Water; Blessing of a Crucifix; The Short Form of Blessing Rosaries or Beads; Blessing of a St Benedict Medal; Blessing for All Things; Blessings for special days and feasts. May everything that this water sprinkles in the homes and gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful; let no breath of contagion hover there, no taint of corruption; let all the wiles of the lurking enemy come to nothing. 3. Holy Lord and Father, almighty everlasting God, we ask and beseech you to look with merry countenance and fair eyes on these seeds and seedlings. Holy water reminds the faithful of Christ, who is given to us as the supreme divine blessing, who called himself the living water, and who, with water, established Baptism for our sake as the sacramental sign of the blessing that brings salvation. Romanitas Press 4 Sancta Missa 5. * Oh, see, from this hour onward age after age will call me blessed! P: Let the enemy have no power over them. Shield the land where they are placed from hail, tornado, storm, and every onslaught of the enemy, so that the produce, ripened for the harvest, may be gathered to your honor by those who put their trust in the holy cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Scarcely believing message so transcendent. Almighty everlasting God, merciful Father and our unalloyed comfort, in virtue of the bitter suffering that your only- begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, endured for us sinners on the wood of the cross, bless  these crosses which your faithful will set up in their vineyards, gardens, fields, and other places. God, the invisible and endless One, in the holy and awesome name of your Son, be pleased to endow with your blessing  and power these creatures of gold, incense, and myrrh. February 14, 2021 (Sunday) Dominica in Quinquagesima (Quinquagesima Sunday) February 17, 2021 (Wednesday) Feria IV Cinerum (Ash Wednesday) February 18-20, 2021 (Thursday-Saturday) Feria V post Cineres ... even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See. And may the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son,  and Holy Spirit, come upon these creatures and remain always. At the end of the principal Mass on the feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, after the last Gospel, the priest, retaining all vestments except the maniple, blesses wine brought by the people. on the Feast of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr. We ask this through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire. Lo! P: God is our refuge and our strength, * an ever-present help in distress. RITE FOR PROVIDING HOLY WATER; 2. The parish priest (or a priest who has his permission), vested in surplice and white stole, visits the homes of his parishioners on Holy Saturday or another day during Eastertime, in order to bless the homes and their occupants with the Easter water. 3. 1. IMPOSING BLESSED ASHES on Ash Wednesday. The blood of the martyrs and the devout intercession of all holy men and women commands you. Lastly the “Te Deum” is sung (for the “Te Deum” and its oration see Renewal of the Marriage Vows). Sirach 15:1-6, Jesus Christ came by water Christ, have mercy. The blessing of this water reminds us of Christ, the living water, and of the sacrament of Baptism, in which we were born of water and the Holy Spirit. May this creature of yours, when used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. and born to a new life by water and the Holy Spirit. Let all men of faith whose necks are touched with them be healed of every malady of the throat, and being restored in health and good spirits let them return thanks to you in your holy Church, and praise your glorious name which is blessed forever; through Christ our Lord. you have formed us into a new creation One God whose glory, through the lapse of ages, God, who by reason of the birth of blessed John have made this. Let us pray. All: Happy the man you choose, * and bring to dwell in your courts. All: Therefore we fear not, though the earth be shaken and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea; P: Though its waters rage and foam * and the mountains quake at its surging. All: And our land will bring forth its fruit. Some say that it interferes with the introit procession, but some solution could be found. After the invocation “That you grant eternal rest,” etc. O Holy Spirit, giver of life, 1. All: The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; * the dispersed of Israel He gathers. P: Praise the Lord, for He is good; * sing praise to our God, for He is gracious; it is fitting to praise Him. And with your spirit. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture says: ‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'". Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, * for His mercy endures forever. THE ESPOUSAL OF THE BVM & ST JOSEPH (W) Missa “Salve, sancta parens” The Traditional Latin Mass broadcast daily from The Brighton Oratory chapel in central Brighton, UK. This rite was inserted into the Roman Ritual in 1890, arguably making it the most recent example of the influence of Greek ceremonial on the Roman Rite prior to … all you who are thirsty. P: Our help is in the name of the Lord. Holy water reminds the faithful of Christ, who is given to us as the supreme divine blessing, who called himself the living water, and who, with water… May it be for all who eat of it a healthful food for body and soul, as well as a safeguard against every disease and all assaults of the enemy. 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