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devil be extinguished in thee, by the imposition of our hands, and by the invocation of all the holy angels, archangels, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and all the saints. Amen. Then dipping a style or his thumb in the holy oil, he
anoints the sick man in the form of a cross on the parts mentioned below, applying the words of the form as follows :
On the eyes.
Through this holy unction + and through his most tender mercy, may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins thou hast committed by seeing. Amen. After every unction he wipes the anointed parts with
On the ears. Through this holy unction + and through his most tender mercy, may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins thou hast committed by hearing. Amen.
On the nostrils. Through this holy unction + and through his most tender mercy, may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins thou hast committed by smelling.
On the mouth, the lips being closed. Through this holy unction + and through his most tender mercy, may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins thou hast committed by taste and speech. Amen.
On the hands. Through this holy unction + and through his most tender mercy, may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins thou hast committed by touch. Amen.
On the feet. Through this holy unction + and through his most loving mercy, may the Lord pardon thee whatever sins thou hast committed by walking. Amen.
Which being done, the priest says: Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord havo mercy.
Our Father, secretly.
. Send him help, O Lord, from the sanctuary.
Let us pray.
Lord God almighty, who hast spoken by thine Apostle James, saying, “ Is any man sick among you ? Let him bring in the priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith shall save the sick man; and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in
i sins, they shall be forgiven him :" cure, we beseech thee, O our Redeemer, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, the languors of this thy servant who is sick ; heal his wounds, and forgive his sins ; drive out from him all pains of body and mind, and mercifully restore to him full health, inwardly and outwardly, that, being recovered by the help of thy mercy, he may return to his former duties. Who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God, worid without end. Amen,
Let us pray.
Look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, upon thy ser
vant N., fainting in the infirmity of his body, and refresh the soul which thou hast created, that, being amended hy chastisements, he may feel himself saved by thy medicine. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us pray.
O holy Lord, almighty Father, eternal God, who, by pouring the grace of thy blessing upon sick bodies, dost preserve, by thy manifold goodness, the work of thy hands, graciously draw near at the invocation of thy name, that, delivering thy servant from sickness, and bestowing health upon him, thou mayest raise him up by thy right hand, strengthen him by thy might, defend him by thy power, and restore him to thy holy Church, with all desired prosperity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Lastly, the Priest may add some short and salutary ad
monitions, according to the condition of the person, whereby the sick man may be confirmed to die in the Lord, and may be strengthened to put to flight all the temptations of devils.
The Form of conferring the Last Blessing and
Plenary Indulgence. On entering the dying person's room, the Priest says
. Peace be to this house. Ry. And to all who dwell therein. Then is said the Asperges, after which the Priest says:
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
The Antiphon. Remember not, O Lord, the offences of thy servant (or thy handmaid), and take not revenge of his sins.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Our Father, &c.
. And lead us not into temptation.
. O Lord, save thy servant (thy handmaid).
Let us pray.
O most gracious God, Father of mercies and God of all consolation, who wouldest that none should perish who believe and hope in thee; according to the multitude of thy mercies, look favourably upon thy servant N., whom a true Christian faith and hope commend unto thee. Visit him in thy salvation ; and through the passion and death of thy Only-begotten, graciously grant unto him the pardon and remission of all his sins, that his soul at the hour of its departure may find in thee a most merciful judge; and cleansed from every stain in the blood of the same thy Son, may be worthy to pass to everlasting life. ugh the same Christ our Lord. Then the Confiteor being repeated by one of the attend
ant Clerks, the Priest says, Misereatur, fc., as at p. 108, and then proceeds thus :
May our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who gave to his blessed Apostle Peter the power of binding and loosing, in his most loving mercy receive thy confession, and restore to thee that first robe which thou didst receive in baptism; and by the faculty given to me by the Apostolic See, I grant to thee a plenary indulgence and remission of all thy sing. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Through the most sacred mysteries of man's redemption, may God almighty remit to thee the pains of the present and the future life, open to thee the gates of paradise, and bring thee to everlasting joys. Amen.
May God almighty bless thee; Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
The Recommendation of a Departing Soul.
Lord have mercy.
Pray for him.