7. BLESSING OF SACRED VESSELS

or ornaments in general

This blessing and the following ones, nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, are revised in accordance with the new Roman Missal of 1962. The blessing of a purificator is a new one, i.e. not heretofore contained in the liturgical books. And a corporal and a pall are each blessed separately, instead of together as happened formerly.

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, 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 service of the holy altar and of your Church; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

They are sprinkled with holy water.