The Purification of a Woman After Child
Birth Before the Church Porch
First let the Priest say Ps. cxxiii., " I,will lift up mine
eyes; " and Ps. cxxviii., "Blessed are all they."
Lord, have mercy upon us:
Christ, have mercy upon us
Lord, have mercy upon us.
V. And lead us not into temptation.
R. But deliver us from evil.
V. O Lord, my God, save this woman Thy servant,
R. Who putteth her trust in Thee.
V. Send her help from the holy place,
R. And defend her out of Zion.
V. Be Thou to her, O Lord, a strong tower,
R. From the face of her enemy.
V. Lord, hear my prayer,
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you,
R. And with thy spirit.
O God, Who has delivered this Thy servant from the peril of
childbirth, and made her faithful to Thy service; grant that after
hath faithfully finished the course of this life she may obtain life
and rest eternal under the wings of Thy mercy. Through.
Then let the woman be sprinkled with Holy Water, the Priest saying
Purge me with hyssop; then let him lead her by the right hand into
Enter into the temple of God, that thou mayest have eternal
life and live for ever and ever. Amen
This text marked up by Michael Fraser, April 1995