Priest vests in 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

O Holy Lord, almighty Father, eternal God, bless X this cross that it be a saving help to mankind. Let it be a bulwark of faith, an encouragement to good works, the redemption of souls; and may it be consolation, protection, and a shield against the cruel darts of the enemy. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.


Let us pray.

Bless, X O Lord Jesus Christ, this cross by which Thou hast snatched the world from Satan’s grasp and upon which Thou hast overcome by thy suffering him, who is the prompter of sin, who rejoiced in Adam’s deception at the accursed tree of Paradise. (Here it is sprinkled with holy water). May this symbol of salvation be sanctified in the name of the Father, X and of the Son, X and of the Holy X Spirit, and may all who kneel and pray before this cross for our Lord’s honor receive health of body and soul. Through the selfsame Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.