BLESSING OF PRIESTLY VESTMENTS IN GENERAL

Priest wears white stole.

V. Our help is in the X name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. The Lord be with you.

R. And with your spirit.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, Who decreed through Moses, your servant, that the vesture of high-priest, priest, and levite, used in fulfilling their ministry in your sight, should be worn to dignify and beautify the worship rendered to Your holy Name; mercifully heed our prayers, and be pleased, through our lowly ministry, to bless X this priestly vestment (these priestly vestments), bedewing it (them) with Your grace, so that it (they) become hallowed and suitable for divine worship and the sacred mysteries. Let every bishop, priest, or deacon clothed in this sacred vestment (these sacred vestments) be strengthened and defended from all assault or temptation of wicked spirits; let them perform and celebrate Your mysteries reverently and well; and let them always carry out their ministry in a devout and pleasing manner. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

The vestment is sprinkled with holy water.