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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Traditional Litany for the English Nation on St George's Day

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And said on Thursday's throughout the year.


Remember not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our fathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins.

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy

Jesus, receive our prayers,
Lord Jesus, receive our petitions

God the Father, Creator of the world,
Have mercy on England

God the Son, Redeemer of mankind,
Have mercy on England

God the Holy Ghost, Perfector of the elect,
Have mercy on England

Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,
Have mercy on England

Holy Mary , Mother of God,
Pray for England

Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, who alone destroyest all heresies, Pray for England

Holy Mary, Virgin of virgins,* whose eminent sanctity our Lord hath honoured with so many miracles,
Pray for England

St. Michael,* prince of the Church,
Pray for England

St. Gabriel,* glorious messenger of our Saviour’s Incarnation,
Pray for England

St. Raphael,* faithfulguide of those who have lost their way,
Pray for England

Holy Angel, to whose pious custody this province is committed, Pray for England

AH ye holy Angels and blessed Spirits of heaven,* who celebrate with joy the conversion of sinners,
Pray for England

St. John Baptist,* precursor of the Messias, and great example of penance,
Pray for England

All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets,* friends of God, and advancers of his truth,
Pray for England

St. Peter,* prince of the Apostles, and supreme pastor of Christ’s sheep,
Pray for England

St. Paul,* doctor of the Gentiles, who, of a persecutor, becamest a preacher,
Pray for England

St. Andrew,* first disciple of Christ, and constant lover of the Cross,
Pray for England

All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists,* chief planters of the Christian faith, and zealous maintainer of Catholic unity,
Pray for England

St. George, our principal patron,
Pray for England

St. Alban, our first martyr,
Pray for England

St. Thomas of Canterbury, who, as a faithful shepherd, laidst down thy life in defence of the Church,
Pray for England

All ye holy Martyrs of this nation, * who voluntarily lost your lives here to find them in a joyful eternity,
Pray for England

St. Gregory, most vigilant Bishop of the Universal Church,* whoso pious zeal sent missioners from Rome for the conversion of our ancestors,
Pray for England

St. Augustine, Apostle of this nation,* bv whom our forefathers were reclaimed from paganism and infidelity,
Pray for England

St. Bede, most venerable Confessor,* by whose religious life and learned writings the Catholic faith was eminently propagated amongst us,
Pray for England

All ye holy Bishops and Confessors, by whose wisdom and sanctity this island was once a flourishing seminary of religion,
Pray for England

St. Helen, most holy queen,* and mother of the First Christian emperor,
Pray for England

St. Ursula, most blessed martyr,* who diedst in the glorious defence of faith and chastity,
Pray for England

St. Winefride, most admirable virgin,* even in this unbelieving generation still miraculous,
Pray for England

All ye holy Saints of this nation,* who, amidst the * innumerable joys of heaven, still retain a particular charity for the salvation of your country,
Pray for England

All ye holy Saints of all places,* who, though divided here in several regions, were united in the same faith, and now enjoy one common felicity,
Pray for England

Be merciful,
Spare us, 0 Lord.
Be merciful.
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

From the dangers most justly threatening* our sins,
Deliver England, O Lord

From the spirit of pride, rebellion, and apostasy,
Deliver England, O Lord

From the spirit of hypocrisy, profaneness, and sacrilege, Deliver England, O Lord

From the presumption of private opinion, and contempt of the authority of Thy Church,
Deliver England, O Lord

From schism, heresy, and all blindness of heart,
Deliver England, O Lord

From gluttony, drunkenness, and the false liberty of an undisciplined life,
Deliver England,O Lord

O Lord. We sinners,
Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee to hasten the conversion of this our miserable country, and reunite it to the ancient faith and communion of thy Church,

That it may please thee particularly to have mercy on our relations, friends, and benefactors, and open their eyes to see the beauty of thy truth, and embrace it,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee to comfort and strengthen thy servants, who suffer for the Catholic faith,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please Thee not to permit the weakest of us, by any temptation whatsoever, to fall away from thee and thy truth,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee to assist with thy special grace those good pastors who venture their lives for their flock,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee daily to augment in them the fire of thy love and the zeal of gaining souls,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee to preserve the Catholics of this land from all sin and scandal,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee so to adorn their lives with solid piety, that others, seeing their good works, may glorify thee our heavenly Father,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee to enlighten all schismatics with thy powerful grace,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee to s shew them the danger of their state, and the great importance of eternal salvation,
We Beseech thee, hear us

That it may please thee mercifully to look down from heaven on the tears of the afflicted, and the blood of so many martyrs, who have spent their lives, and suffered death to convert us to thee,
We Beseech thee, hear us

Son of God,
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have, mercy on us

Christ hear us,
Christ graciously hear us

Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, whose judgments are righteous and counsels unsearchable ; who visitest the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation, and yet at length rememberest mercy ; forgive, we beseech thee, the sins of our forefathers, and turn away thy wrath from their posterity : deliver the ignorant from being seduced by false teachers, and the learned from being abused by their passions, and the whole nation from the spirit of contradiction, licentiousness, and discord ; that instead of so many divisions and changes in religion, under which they labour, they may again be restored to that unity of mind, steadiness of faith and tranquility of conscience, which is nowhere to be sought but in the communion of thy Church, nor possible to be found but by the conduct of thy grace, Through our Lord Jesus Christ
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