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him with wine and water for the ablution; then remove the book to the left-hand side of the Altar, and return to your place. P. Dominus vobiscum. C. Et cum spiritu tuo. P. Per omnia sæcula sæculorum. C. Amen.

P. Ite, missa est. Or, Benedicamus
Domino.
C. Deo gratias.

In Black Masses :'
P. Requiescant in pace.

C. Amen.
Remove the book, if left open, to the Gospel side ; re.

ceive the Priest's blessing, answering:
Amen.

Rise.
P. Dominus vobiscum.
C. Et cum spiritu tuo.

P. Initium, or, Sequentia sancti Evangelii, &c.

At the end : Deo gratias.

BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED

SACRAMENT. When a Bishop or priest gives you his blessing, he makes the sign of the holy Cross over you in the Name of the Blessed TRINITY, and our LORD blesses you through His priest. But in the Rite of Benediction it is our LORD Himself, present in the Blessed Sacrament, who gives you His benediction, as He blessed His Apostles the last thing here on earth before He ascended into heaven.

Adore Him with your whole heart, and receive His blessing. Beg Him to forgive you for all your want of reverence in the past, and join gently in the singing of the congregation. As the Priest opens the Tabernacle door is sung:

O Salutaris Hostia,
Quæ coeli pandis ostium ;
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.

Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patriâ. Amen.

Then may follow a Litany, a Psalm, or a Hymn.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui;
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui :
Præstet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio :
Procedenti ab utroque

Compar sit laudatio. Amen.
V. Panen de cælo præstitisti eis.

R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem.

LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN.

Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. Christe audi nos. Christe exaudi nos.

Pater de colis Deus,

Miserere nobis.

Fili Redemptor mundi

Deus, Spiritus Sancte Deus, Sancta Trinitas, unus

Deus, Sancta Maria, Sancta Dei Genitrix, Sancta Virgo virginum, Mater Christi, Mater divinæ gratiæ, Mater purissima, Mater castissima, Mater in violata, Mater intemerata, Mater amabilis. Mater admirabilis, Mater Creatoris,

Ora pro nobis.

Lord have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear

US.

God the Father of hea

ven, God the Son, Redeemer

of the world, God the Holy Ghost, Holy Trinity, one God,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of our Creator,

Pray for us.

Mater Salvatoris, Virgo prudentissima, Virgo veneranda, Virgo prædicanda, Virgo potens, Virgo clemens, Virgo fidelis, Speculum justitiæ, Sedes sapientiæ, Causa nostræ lætitiæ, Vas spirituale, Vas honorabile, Vas insigne devotionis,

Ora pro nobis.

Mother of our Saviour,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual Vessel,
Vessel of honour,
Vessel of singular devo-

tion,
Mystical Rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflict.

ed,
Help of Christians,

Pray for us.

Rosa mystica,
Turris Davidica,
Turris eburnea,
Domus aurea,
Federis arca,
Janua coeli,
Stella matutina,
Salus infirmorum,
Refugium peccatorum,
Consolatrix afflictorum,

Auxilium Christiano.

rum,
Regina Angelorum,
Regina Patriarcharum,

Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,

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