6. BLESSING OF OIL-STOCKS

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.

Most gracious Lord and Father, hear our prayers, and bless + and hallow + these vessels prepared for the sacred ministry of your Church; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, by whom all unclean things are made clean, and in whom all things made clean retain their lustre, we humbly implore your sovereign power that these vessels and ornaments offered to you by your servants may be freed from contamination of every unclean spirit, and that by your blessing + they remain hallowed for the use and ministry of the holy altar and of your Church; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

They are sprinkled with holy water.