3. BLESSING OF A TABERNACLE, PYX, CIBORIUM

for reserving the holy Eucharist

{The blessings of the sacred appurtenances or furnishings (sacra supellex) required in sacred worship–vessels, utensils, vestments, linens, and the like–used to be reserved to cardinals, bishops, pastors, priests especially delegated thereto, and religious superiors. Now according to the new “Instruction” of September 26, 1964, any priest may confer them. In view of past interpretation of the Congregation of Sacred Rites, this would apply only to blessings in which no special anointing is required.}

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, we humbly entreat your sovereignty to consecrate with your blessing + this tabernacle (or ciborium or pyx) made to contain the body of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water.