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Blessing of a Crucifix

The priest is vested in alb or surplice and stole of the color of the day.

[P] Adjutórium nostrum in nomine Dómini.
[C] Qui fecit cœlum et terram.
[P] Dóminus vobíscum.
[C] Et cum spíritu tuo.

[P] Our help is in the name of the Lord.
[C] Who hath made heaven and earth.
[P] The Lord be with you.
[C] And with thy spirit.

[P] Orémus.
Rogamus te, Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens, æterne Deus: ut dignéris bene-dicére hoc signum Crucis, ut sit remedium salutare generi humano; sit soliditas fidei, profectus bonorum operum, redémptio animarum; sit solamen et protéctio, ac tutela contra sæva jacula inimicórum. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
[C] Amen.

[P] Let us pray.
We pray Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: that Thou wouldst deign to bless this symbol of the Cross, that it may be a salutary remedy to humankind; serve to bolster faith, bring forth good works and the redemption of souls; may be a means of consolation and protection, and a protection against cruel weapons of evil. Through Christ, our Lord.
[C] Amen.

[P] Oremus.
[P] Benedic, Dómine Jesu Christe, hanc Crucem, per quam eripuísti mundum a potestáte dæmonum et superasti passione tua suggestorum peccati, qui gaudebat in prævaricatione primi hominis per ligni vetiti sumptiónem.

[P] Let us pray.
[P] Bless, O Lord Jesus Christ, this Cross, for through Thine holy Cross Thou didst deliver the world from the power of the demon who rejoiced in the transgression of the first man eating of the forbidden tree.


The priest sprinkles the cross with holy water, saying:


[P] Sanctificétur hoc signum Crucis in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spíritus Sancti; ut orantes, inclinantesque se propter Dóminum ante istam Crucem, inveniant corpus et animæ sanitatem. Per eúmdem Christum Dóminum nostrum.
[C] Amen.

[P] May this symbol of the Cross be sanctified in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; that those who pray before this Cross may find health of body and soul, through the same Christ our Lord.
[C] Amen.

The priest and all present genuflect before the crucifix, adore it, and kiss it devoutly.


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