THE LITANY OF SAINTS

 

Ant. Arise, O Lord, help us, and deliver us, for the glory of thy Name, alleluia.

Psalm. We have heard, O God, with our ears: our Fathers have told it unto us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Arise, O Lord, help us, and deliver us, for the glory of thy Name, alleluia.

 

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

Christ, hear us, Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously 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 Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

 

Response: Pray for us.
Holy Mary,
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of Virgins,

Saint Michael,
Saint Gabriel,
Saint Raphael,
All ye holy Angels and Archangels,
All ye holy orders of blessed Spirits,

Saint John Baptist,
Saint Joseph,
All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets,

Saint Peter,
Saint Paul,
Saint Andrew,
Saint James (the Greater),
Saint John,
Saint Thomas,
Saint James (the Less),
Saint Philip,
Saint Bartholomew,
Saint Matthew,
Saint Simon,
Saint Thaddeus,
Saint Matthias,
Saint Barnaby,
Saint Luke,
Saint Mark,
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists,
All ye holy Disciples of our Lord,

All ye holy Innocents,
Saint Stephen,
Saint Laurence,
Saint Vincent,
Saints Fabian and Sebastian,
Saints John and Paul,
Saints Cosmas and Damian,
Saints Gervasius and Protasius,
All ye holy Martyrs,

Saint Sylvester,
Saint Gregory,
Saint Ambrose,
Saint Augustine,
Saint Jerome,
Saint Martin,
Saint Nicholas,
All ye holy Bishops and Confessors,
All ye holy Doctors,

Saint Antony,
Saint Benedict,
Saint Bernard,
Saint Dominic,
Saint Francis,
All ye holy Priests and Levites,
All ye holy Monks and Hermits,

Saint Mary Magdalene,
Saint Agatha,
Saint Lucy,
Saint Agnes,
Saint Cecily,
Saint Catharine,
Saint Anastasia,
All ye holy Virgins and Widows,

 

All ye men and women, Saints of God, Make intercession for us.
Be merciful to us, Spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful to us, Graciously hear us, Lord.

 

Response: Deliver us, O Lord.
From all evil,
From all sin,
From thy wrath,
From the scourge of earthquakes,
From plague, famine, and war,
From sudden and unprovided death,
From the snares of the devil,
From anger, hatred, and all ill-will,
From the spirit of fornication,
From lightning and tempest,
From everlasting death,

Through the mystery of thy holy Incarnation,
Through thy Coming,
Through thy Nativity,
Through thy Baptism and holy Fasting,
Through thy Cross and Passion,
Through thy Death and Burial,
Through thy holy Resurrection,
Through thy admirable Ascension,
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost the Comforter,
In the day of Judgment,

 

Response: We beseech, thee, hear us.
We sinners,
That thou spare us,
That thou pardon us,
That thou vouchsafe to bring us to true penance,
That thou vouchsafe to govern and preserve thy holy Church,
That thou vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all ecclesiastical orders, in holy religion,
That thou vouchsafe to humble the enemies of thy holy Church,
That thou vouchsafe to give peace and true concord to Christian Kings and Princes,
That thou vouchsafe to grant peace and unity to all Christian people,
That thou call back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from her fold, and to guide all unbelievers into the light of the Gospel,
That thou vouchsafe to comfort and preserve us in thy holy service,
That thou lift up our minds to heavenly desires,
That thou render eternal good things to all our benefactors,
That thou deliver our souls, and those of our brethren, kinsfolks and benefactors, from eternal damnation,
That thou vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth,
That thou vouchsafe to give eternal rest to all the Faithful departed,
That thou vouchsafe graciously to hear us.
O Son of God,

 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us, Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.

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

 

Our Father. (In secret.)
℣. And lead us not into temptation.
℟. But deliver us from evil.

 

PSALM LXIX.
O God, come to my assistance: O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul.
Let them be turned backward, and blush for shame, that desire evils to me.
Let them be presently turned away, blushing for shame, that say to me: Tis well, 'Tis well.
Let all that seek thee, rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation, say always, the Lord be magnified.
But I am needy and poor: O God help me.
Thou art my helper and my deliverer: O Lord, make no delay.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

℣. Save thy servants.
℟. Trusting in thee, O my God.

℣. Be unto us, O Lord, a tower of strength.
℟. From the face of the enemy.

℣. Let not the enemy prevail against us.
℟. Nor the son of iniquity have any power to hurt us.

℣. O Lord, deal not with us according to our sins.
℟. Nor reward us according to our iniquities.

℣. Let us pray for our chief Bishop, N <Pope Gregory XVIII>
℟. May our Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.

℣. Let us pray for our benefactors.
℟. Vouchsafe, O Lord, for thy name's sake, to reward, with eternal life, all them that have done us good.

℣. Let us pray for the Faithful departed.
℟. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

℣. May they rest in peace.
℟. Amen.

℣. For our absent brethren.
℟. O my God, save thy servants trusting in thee.

℣. Send them help, O Lord, from thy holy place.
℟. And from Sion protect them.

℣. Lord, hear my prayer.
℟. And let my cry come unto thee.

℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.

 

LET US PRAY.
O God, whose property it is always to have mercy and to spare: receive our petitions: that we, and all thy servants, who are bound by the chain of sin, may, by the compassion of thy goodness, mercifully be absolved.

Hear, we beseech thee, O Lord, the prayers of thy suppliants, and pardon us our sins, who confess them to thee; that of thy bounty, thou mayest grant us pardon and peace.

Out of thy clemency, O Lord, show us thy unspeakable mercy; that so thou mayest both acquit us of our sins, and deliver us from the punishment we deserve for them.

O God, who by sin art offended, and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of thy people, who make supplications to thee; and turn away the scourges of thy anger, which we deserve for our sins.

O Almighty and eternal God, have mercy on thy servant N. <Pope Gregory XVIII>, our chief Bishop, and direct him according to thy clemency, in the way of everlasting salvation; that, by thy grace, he may desire the things that are agreeable to thy will, and perform them with all his strength.

O God, from whom are all holy desires, righteous counsels, and just works, give to thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts being disposed to keep thy commandments, and the fear of enemies taken away, the times, by thy protection, may be peaceable.

Inflame, Lord, our reins and hearts with the fire of thy Holy Spirit; to the end we may serve thee with a chaste body, and please thee with a clean heart.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, give to the souls of thy servants departed the remission of all their sins; that, by pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon they have always desired.

Prevent, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions by thy holy inspirations, and carry them on by thy gracious assistance; that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from thee, and by thee be happily ended.

Almighty and eternal God, who hast dominion over the living and the dead, and art merciful to all, whom thou knowest will be thine by faith and good works: we humbly beseech thee that they, for whom we have purposed to offer our prayers, whether the present world still retains them in the flesh, or the next world hath already received them divested of their bodies, may by the clemency of thine own goodness, and the intercession of thy saints, obtain pardon and full remission of their sins. Through, our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, World without end. Amen.

 

℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.

℣. May the Almighty and merciful Lord graciously hear us.
℟. Amen.

℣. And may the souls of the Faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
℟. Amen.