Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Blessing of Priestly Vestments

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

Let us pray.

Almighty eternal God, who through your servant Moses commanded vestments to be fashioned for the honour of your name, that the High Priest, priests and levites might fittingly stand before your face to worship you, in your goodnefs heed our prayer.  Through our humble ministration blefs  +  these priestly garments and pour out grace upon them; that they may be vestments henceforth, blefsed for use in the sacred ceremonies of your worship.  And as your bishops, priests and levites wear these sacred vestments, may they find strength against the onslaughts and temptations of the devil.  May they worship you worthily and well, giving themselves wholly to your service and finding therein their never-ending joy.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The vestments are sprinkled with Holy Water.