Priest vests in white stole.

If the blessing is to be done during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy or Holy Mass, the Icon is placed flat on the altar table all throughout the celebration.

V. Blessed is our X God always, both now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

R. Amen.

X  Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us and the whole world.

O Lord our God, Who created us after Your own image and likeness; Who redeems us from our former corruption of the ancient curse through Your man-befriending Christ, Who took upon Himself the form of a servant and became man; Who having taken upon Himself our likeness remade Your Saints of the first dispensation, and through Whom also we are refashioned in the image of Your pure blessedness; Your Saints we venerate as being in Your image and likeness, and we adore and glorify You as our Creator; Wherefore we pray You, send forth Your blessing X upon this Icon, and with the sprinkling of hallowed water.

X  Bless and make holy this icon unto Your glory, in honor and remembrance of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (or of Your Saint N., or the Mother of God); And grant that this sanctification will be to all who venerate this icon of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (or Saint N., or the Mother of God), and send up their prayer unto You standing before it; through the grace and bounties and love of Your Only-Begotten Son, with Whom You are blessed together with Your All-Holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit; both now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

R. Amen.

Sprinkling the icon in the form of a cross with holy water, he says:

Hallowed and blessed is this icon of Our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, (or St. N., or the Mother of God), by the Grace of the

Holy Spirit, through the sprinkling of Holy Water: in the Name of the X Father, and of the X Son and of the X Holy Spirit.

R. Amen.

If the icon is to be enthroned while blessing a home, office, etc. the priest continues,

V. Let us pray to the Lord.

R. Lord have mercy. (or Kyrie eleison.)

O God our Savior, Who did deign to enter under the roof of Zacchaeus, unto salvation of the same and of all that were in the house; Do you, the same Lord, keep safe also from harm them who now desire to dwell here, And who, together with us unworthy ones, do offer unto You prayer and supplication: Bless this X their home and dwelling, and preserve their life free from all adversity; For unto You are due all glory, honor and worship, as also unto Your Eternal Father, and Your All Holy, Good and Life-giving Spirit, now and forever unto the ages of ages.

R. Amen.