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Who made thee flow from the fountain of paradise, and commanded thee to water the whole earth with thy four rivers. Who changing thy bitterness in the desert into sweetness, made thee fit to drink; and produced thee out of a rock to quench the thirst of the people. I bless thee also by our Lord Jesus Christ, his only Son; who, in Cana of Galilee, changed thee into wine, by a wonderful miracle of his power. Who walked upon the dry-foot, and was baptised in thee by John in the Jordan. Who made thec flow out of his side, together with his blood, and commanded his disciples that such as believed should be baptised in thee, saying : Go, teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Do thou, O Almighty God, mercifully assist us who observe this commandment: do thou graciously Here breathing thrice upon the Water in Form of a
Cross, he Do thou with thy mouth bless these clear waters; that besides their natural virtue of cleansing the body, they may also prove effectual for purifying the Then he sinks the Paschal Candle into the Water
three different times, saying each time : May the virtue of the Holy Ghost
descend into all Then breathing thrice on the water, he goes on, And make the whole substance of this water fruitful, and capable of bringing to a new life. Here the Paschal Candle is taken out of the Water,
and the Priest goes on, Here may the stains of all sin be washed out: here may human nature, created to thy image, and reformed to the honour of its author, be cleansed from the filth of the old man ; that all who receive this sacrament of regeneration, may be born again new children of true innocence. Throwho is to come
the water of this font.
to judge the living and the dead, and the wou
Water, and some is taken away by the Minist distribute to the people for use in their house terwards the Oil of the Catechumens is pour in the Form of a Cross, the Priest saying: May this font be sanctified and made fruitful oil of salvation for such as are to be born ane unto life everlasting. R. Amen.
Then he pours the Chrism into it, saying
in the form of a Cross, saying:
ters, lie prostrate before the altar, and a
THE LITANY OF SAIN
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
ye holy Orders of blessed Spirits,
St. John Baptist,
All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets,
Pray for us.
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists,
St. Fabian and St. Sebastian,
ray for do*.
St. Cosmas and St. Damian,
ye holy Priests and Levites,
cession for us,
All ye Men and Women Saints of God, make up, O Lord deliver us.
From Lightning and Tempests,
Prelate, and all Ecclesiastical Orders in
thy holy Religion. That thou vouchsafe to humble the Enemies of
thy holy Church, That thou vouchsafe to grant peace and unity to
all Christian people,
in thy holy service,
We bescech thee hear us.
brethren, kinsfolk and benefactors, from
eternal Damnation, That thou vouchsafe to give and preserve the
fruits of the Earth, That thou vouchsafe to give eternal rest to all
the Faithful departed, That thou vouchsafe graciously to hear us, Son