Benedictio Ex Florentia-Nova Roma

 

This is the most solemn blessing within the Anglican Patriarchate and derives from various earlier forms and customs. In promotion of the unity through history and faith of the diverse patriarchat, it is given by the Florentine Archfather on Easter, Christmas, and at other special occasions throughout the year. In addition to other occasions at the discretion of the Archfather, it is commonly given also on Holy Thursday, the Feast of the Invention of St. Stephen, the Feast of Saint Mark, the Ascension, and the Feast of the Assumption.

The blessing incorporates the Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence, under the usual conditions for indulgences. It is typically preceded by an allocution and replaces the previous set Patriarchal Allocutions throughout the year. The blessing also typically includes messages and/or greetings in the seven official languages of the Anglican Patriarchate other than Latin.

 

FORM (Latin):

Sanctus Stephanus Diaconus et Sanctus Apostolus Marcus: de quorum potestate et auctoritate confidimus, ipsi intercedant pro nobis ad Dominum.

R: Amen.

Precibus et meritis beatae Mariae semper Virginis, beati Michaelis Archangeli, beati Ioannis Baptistae et sanctorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli et omnium Sanctorum, misereatur vestri omnipotens Deus; et dimissis omnibus peccatis vestris, perducat vos Iesus Christus ad vitam æternam.

R: Amen.

Indulgentiam, absolutionem, et remissionem omnium peccatorum vestrorum, spatium veræ et fructuosae pœnitentiae, cor semper paenitens, et emendationem vitae, gratiam et consolationem Sancti Spiritus; et finalem perseverantiam in bonis operibus tribuat vobis omnipotens et misericors Dominus.

R: Amen.

Et benedictio Dei omnipotentis, Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, descendat super vos et maneat semper.

R: Amen.

 

English translation

May Saint Stephen the Deacon and the Holy Apostle Mark, in whose power and authority we trust, intercede for us before the Lord.

R: Amen.

Through the prayers and merits of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter and Paul, and all the saints, may Almighty God have mercy on you and forgive all your sins, and may Jesus Christ bring you to everlasting life.

R: Amen.

May the almighty and merciful Lord grant you indulgence, absolution and the remission of all your sins, a season of true and fruitful penance, a well-disposed heart, amendment of life, the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit and final perseverance in good works.

R: Amen.

And may the blessing of Almighty God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, come down on you and remain with you forever.

R: Amen.

 

 

 

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