is designed to be said within the family
before a Crucifix on Holy Saturday.)
are lit on this day.
Mother or a child:
"May our Lord Jesus
Christ, Your Son,
Who alone by His powerful word governs all things,
yet has buried the shame of the Cross and iron bonds,
who has broken the bars of the bronze doors
and has descended into hell,
who has shone with the brightness of a new light
on those who were sitting in the shadow of death, may He,
the sun of justice,
rising from the tomb,
shine upon our darkness with the marvelous light of his risen Body."
The women sitting at the sepulchre
were weeping and lamenting for the Lord.
Let us pray.
O God, who makes this most holy night illustrious
by the glory
of the resurrection of our Lord,
preserve in the new children
of your family
which You have given, that,
renewed in body and soul,
they may give You a pure service.
This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus
Christ, Your Son.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
May the almighty and merciful Lord,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless and keep us.
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Before the closing of the day,
Creator, we Thee humbly pray,
That, for Thy wonted mercy's sake,
Thou us under protection take.
May nothing in our minds excite
Vain dreams and phantoms of the night;
Our enemies repress, that so
Our bodies no uncleanness know.
In this, most gracious Father, hear,
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