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Through thy Death
Intercede for him.
Be merciful unto him,
From the peril of In the day of judg
From an evil death,
Beseech thee, hear us.
From the power of the
Through thy Nativity.
O Lord, deliver him.
Lord have mercy.
Go forth, Christian soul, from this world, in the name of God the Father almighty, who created thee ; in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, who suffered for thee; in the name of the Holy Ghost, who was poured out upon thee; in the name of the Angels and Archangels; in the name of the Thrones and Dominations; in the name of the Principalities and Powers; in the name of the Cherubim and Seraphim; in the name of the Patriarchs and Prophets; in the name of the holy Apostles and Evangelists; in the name of the holy Martyrs and Confessors; in the name of the holy Monks and Hermits; in the name of the holy Virgins and of all the Saints of
God may thy place be this day in peace, and thine abode in holy Sion. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God most merciful, O God most gracious, O God, who, according to the multitude of thy mercies, blottest out the sins of the penitent, and graciously remittest the guilt of their past offences; look favourably upon this thy servant, N., and in thy mercy hear him begging, with the whole confession of his heart, for the remission of all his sins. Renew in him, O most loving Father, whatever hath been corrupted through human frailty, or violated through the deceit of the devil; and associate him, as a member of redemption, to the unity of the body of the Church. Have pity, Lord, on his sighs; have pity on his tears; and admit him, whose only hope is in thy mercy, to the sacrament of thy reconciliation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
I commend thee to almighty God, dearest brother, and commit thee to him whose creature thou art: that, when thou shalt have paid the debt of humanity by death, thou mayest return to thy Maker, who formed thee of the dust of the earth. As thy soul goeth forth from the body, may the bright company of Angels meet thee; may the judicial senate of Apostles greet thee; may the triumphant army of white-robed Martyrs come out to welcome thee; may the band of glowing Confessors, crowned with lilies, encircle thee; may the choir of Virgins, singing jubilees, receive thee; and the embrace of a blessed repose fold thee in the bosom of the Patriarchs: mild and festive may the aspect of Jesus Christ appear to
deliveredst the three children from the burning fiery furnace, and from the hands of the wicked king.
Deliver, O Lord, the soul of thy servant, as thou deliveredst Susanna from false accusation. R. Amen.
Deliver, O Lord, the soul of thy servant, as thou deliveredst David from the hand of King Saul, and from the hand of Goliah.
Deliver, O Lord, the soul of thy servant, as thou deliveredst Peter and Paul out of prison.
And like as thou deliveredst thy most blessed Virgin and Martyr, Thecla, from three most cruel torments, so vouchsafe to deliver the soul of this thy servant, and make it to rejoice with thee in the delights of heaven.
We commend to thee, O Lord, the soul of thy servant, N., and we beseech thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, that thou wouldst not refuse to receive into the bosom of thy Patriarchs a soul for whose sake thou didst mercifully come down upon earth. Acknowledge, O Lord, thy creature, not made by strange gods, but by thee, the only living and true God: for there is no other God beside thee, and none that doeth according to thy works. Rejoice his soul, O Lord, with thy presence, and remember not the iniquities and excesses which, through the violence of anger or the heat of evil passion, he hath at any time committed. For although he hath
sinned, he hath not denied the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, but hath believed, and hath had a zeal for God, and God, who made all things, he hath faithfully adored.
Remember not, O Lord, we beseech thee, the sins of his youth, and his ignorances; but, according to thy great mercy, be mindful of him in the brightness of thy glory. Let the heavens be opened to him, let the angels rejoice with him. Receive thy servant, O Lord, into thy kingdom. Let St. Michael, the Archangel of God, prince of the armies of heaven, receive him. Let the holy Angels of God come forth to meet him, and conduct him to the city of the heavenly Jerusalem. Let blessed Peter the Apostle, to whom God gave the keys of the kingdom of heaven, receive him. Let St. Paul the Apostle, who was counted worthy to be a vessel of election, assist him. Let St. John, the chosen Apostle of God, to whom were revealed the secrets of heaven, intercede for him. Let all the holy Apostles, to whom the Lord gave the power of binding and loosing, pray for him. Let all the Saints and Elect of God, who in this world have suffered torments for the name of Christ, intercede for him, that loosed from the bonds of the flesh, he may attain unto the glory of the heavenly kingdom, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. R. Amen.
thee, and may he award thee a place among those that stand before him. for ever. Mayest thou never know aught of the terrors of darkness, those of the gnashing of the teeth in the flames, of the agonies amongst the torments. May foulest Satan, with his crew, give way before thee; may he tremble at thy coming among Angels that attend thee, and flee away into the vast chaos of eternal night. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him flee before his face. Like as the smoke vanisheth, so let them fall away; and like as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God; but let the just revel and exult before him. May then all the legions of hell be confounded and put to shame, and the ministers of Satan never dare to stop thy way. May Christ, who was crucified for thee, deliver thee from torments. May Christ, who vouchsafed to die for thee, deliver thee from everlasting death. May Christ, the Son of the living God, place thee within the ever-verdant gardens of his paradise, and may he, the true Shepherd, acknowledge thee among his sheep. May he absolve thee from all thy sins, and place thee at his right hand in the lot of his elect. Mayest thou behold thy Redeemer face to face; and standing always in his presence, gaze with blessed eyes on the open vision of truth. And set thus among the troops of the blessed, mayest thou enjoy the sweetness of divine contemplation for ever and ever. Amen. Receive, O Lord, thy servant into the place of salvation, of which he hath no hope but in thy mercy.