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Sunday, 13 March 2011

In Pulverum Reverteris

Imposition of Ashes

Ash Wednesday Mass
The Ash Wednesday Mass at St Michael's, West Bromwich, included the traditional blessing and imposition of Ashes, followed by a Low Mass. There were 26 penitents in attendance. This was an extra Mass in addition to the regular third Wednesday (which is next week). The prayers for this in the Extraordinary Form are particularly beautiful and, I imagine, ancient.

Oremus. Deus, qui humiliatione flecteris, et satisfactione placaris: aurem tuae pietatis inclina precibus nostris; et capitibus servorum tuorum, horum cinerum aspersione contactis, effunde propitius gratiam tuae benedictionis: ut eos et spiritu compunctionis repleas, et quae iuste postulaverint, efficaciter tribuas; et concessa perpetuo stabilita, et intacta manere decernas. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Imposition of AshesLet us pray. O God, who art moved by humiliation, and appeased by satisfaction: incline the ear of Thy goodness to our prayers and mercifully pour forth upon the heads of Thy servants sprinkled with these ashes the grace of Thy blessing: that Thou mayest both fill them with the spirit of compunction, and effectually grant what they have justly prayed for: and ordain that what Thou hast granted may be permanently established and remain unchanged. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Oremus. Concede nobis, Domine, praesidia militiae christianae sanctis inchoare ieiuniis: ut contra spiritales nequitias pugnaturi continentiae muniamur auxiliis. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Let us pray. Grant us, O Lord, to begin with holy fasts the campaign of our Christian warfare: that, as we do battle with the spirits of evil, we may be protected by the help of self-denial. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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