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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
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In the traditional Catholic Calendar, today is the 1st Class Feast of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Litany of the Most Precious Blood

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
save us. *

(* Save us is repeated after each invocation.)

Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God,
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament,
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony,
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging,
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns,
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness,
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls,
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,
Blood of Christ, courage of martyrs,
Blood of Christ, strength of confessors,
Blood of Christ, bringing forth virgins,
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened,
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow,
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent,
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying,
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts,
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life,
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory,
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honour,

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
graciously heart us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

You have redeemed us, O Lord, in your Blood,
And made us, for our God, a kingdom.

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4 comments:

del_button July 1, 2008 at 10:56 AM
Mark said...

Have you seen the matins readings for today, particularly the second nocturn?

http://breviary.net/propsaints/propsaints07/propsaints0701.htm#Matins

Awesome!

I really do enjoy reading the Matins readings because I don't always get the chance to say all of the Office.

del_button July 1, 2008 at 12:01 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

Thank you, Mark. I have not seen the Matin Readings for today yet. I prayed Lauds and now I am getting ready for Sext.

I will definitely look through the readings. Breviary.net also has beautiful images for feastdays.

del_button July 1, 2008 at 12:47 PM
Mark said...

It does indeed. I do wish they would make a print Breviary with all those lovely images.

Breviary.net probably does have all the requisite material to publish an English-Latin Breviary!

del_button July 10, 2008 at 10:04 AM
Laura said...

Thank you, Matthew for posting this deeply moving litany.

I pray that things are going well for you as you strive to serve the Lord. May those who question your intentions, be, instead, questioned by the Lord.

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