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Priest's prayers while vesting - Traditional Roman mass QUESTION from John E. G. Stone May 13, 2000 What were the prayers and where can I get a copy of them?
ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on May 16, 2000 The following is taken from pp. 332-333 from Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite, by Peter Elliot
While he washes his hands, let him say: Give strength to my hands, Lord, to wipe away all stain, so that I may be able to serve you in purity of mind and body
As he places the amice over his head, let him say:
Lord, set the helmet of salvation on my head to fend off all the assaults of the devil.
As he puts on the alb:
Purify me, Lord, and cleanse my heart so that, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, I may enjoy eternal bliss.
As he ties the cincture:
Lord, grid me about with the cincture of purity and extinguish my fleshly desires, that the virtue of continence and chastity may abide with me.
As he places the maniple over his left arm:
Lord, may I worthily bear the maniple of tears and sorrow so as to receive the reward of my labor with rejoicing
As he places the stole around his neck:
Lord, restore the stole of immortality, which I lost through the collusion of our first parents, and, unworthy as I am to approach your sacred mysteries, may I yet gain eternal joy.
As he assumes the chasuble:
Lord you said my yoke is easy and burden is light. Grant that I may be able to wear this vestment so as to obtain your grace. Amen.
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