Candle Blessing

T Polyphilus

This ceremony may be undertaken by any clergy. If multiple candles are on hand to be blessed, the prayers may be recited for all collectively, except where indicated. For background on the significance of the ritual, see Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, pp. 191-197.

CLERGY: Unknowable enigma of revelation, thou limit who art not, invisible Magician, whose illusions reveal the truth, devouring us and eating us up with blindness; mayst thou stream from perfection to perfection in the hidden life of all. AUMGN.

Caress each candle individually with its own recitation of the following formula.

CLERGY: ACCENDAT IN NOBIS THERION IGNEM SUI AMORIS ET FLAMMAM AETERNAE CARITATIS.

Recite once for all:

CLERGY: Station of the Light,
food of the flame,
burn with love in the Temple of Truth!

Conclude with a recitation of the following doxology.

CLERGY: (Raising hands in blessing.) GLORIA PATRI ET MATRI ET FILIO ET FILIAE ET SPIRITUI SANCTO EXTERNO ET SPIRITUI SANCTO INTERNO, UT ERAT EST ERIT IN SAECULA SAECULORUM, SEX IN UNO PER NOMEN SEPTEM IN UNO, ARARITA.


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