Candles are blessed, and with them the throats of the faithful.
[Priest]Our help is + in the name of the Lord.
[All]Who hath made heaven and earth.
[Priest]The Lord be with you.
[All]And with thy spirit.
[Priest]Let us pray. O God most powerful and most kind, Thou didst create all the things in the world by Thy Word alone, and willed that this Word should become incarnate for the remaking of mankind. Thou art great and limitless, worthy of reverence and praise, the worker of wonders. For Thy sake, the glorious martyr and bishop, St. Blaise, joyfully gained the palm of martyrdom, never shrinking from any kind of torture in confessing his faith in Thee. Thou didst give him, among other gifts, the prerogative of curing by Thy power every ailment of men's throats. Humbly we beg Thee, in Thy majesty, not to look upon our guilt, but, pleased by his merits and prayers, in Thine awe-inspiring kindness, to bless + this wax of Thy creation, and to sanctify + it, pouring into it Thy grace. May all who in good faith have their throats touched by this wax be freed from every ailment of the throat through the merit of his suffering, and, in good health and spirits, give thanks to Thee in Thy holy Church, and praise Thy glorious name, which is blessed for ever and ever. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost, live and reign, one God, forever and ever, world without end.
The priest sprinkles the candles with holy water.
Then he places two candles, arranged as a cross, upon the throat of each person to be blessed, as they kneel before the altar. He says:
[Priest]Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver thee from all ailments of the throat and every other evil. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Ghost.