Last Rites

Also known as ..... Extreme Unction.

The last rites are the last prayers and ministrations given to many Catholics when possible
shortly before death. The last rites go by various names and include various practices in
different Catholic traditions. They may be administered to those awaiting execution, mortally
injured, or terminally ill.

last rites


LAST RITES

(Writ of Upsilon)

The oil should be blessed beforehand with the Holy Spirit and Christ Force, either on the
scene or in your own chapel.

Step 1: Sanctification of the Rite

O HOLY HOSTS ABOVE, I CALL UPON THEE AS A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST, TO SANCTIFY
OUR ACTIONS THIS DAY IN PREPARATION FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THE WILL OF GOD.

Step 2: Invocation

I CALL UPON THE GREAT ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL, MASTER OF AIR, TO OPEN THE WAY FOR
THIS TO BE DONE. LET THE FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT NOW DESCEND THAT THIS BEING
MIGHT BE AWAKENED TO THE WORLD BEYOND AND THE LIFE OF EARTH, AND INFUSED
WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Step 3: Dedication of the Soul

O LORD JESUS CHRIST, MOST MERCIFUL, LORD OF EARTH WE ASK THAT YOU RECEIVE THIS
CHILD INTO YOUR ARMS, THAT HE MIGHT PASS IN SAFETY FROM THIS CRISIS. AS THOU
HAST TOLD US WITH INFINITE COMPASSION:
"LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED: YE BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME.
"IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS: IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD HAVE TOLD
YOU. I GO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU.
"AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU, I WILL COME AGAIN, AND RECEIVE YOU
UNTO MYSELF: THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO.
AND WHITHER I GO YE KNOW, AND THE WAY YE KNOW."
John 14:1-4
SO LET IT BE DONE.

Step 4: Absolution and Purification

(If the person is conscious, accept his confession now.)
BY THIS SIGN THOU ART ANOINTED WITH THE GRACE OF THE ATONEMENT OF JESUS
CHRIST AND THOU ART ABSOLVED OF ALL PAST ERROR AND FREED TO TAKE YOUR PLACE
IN THE WORLD HE HAS PREPARED FOR US.
(As you say this prayer, make a X (cross) on his forehead with your thumb with olive oil. First
make the vertical line from top to bottom, then the horizontal from left to right.)

Step 5: Prayer of Universal Thanksgiving

I WILL SING OF THE MERCIES OF THE LORD FOREVER: WITH MY MOUTH WILL I MAKE
KNOWN THY FAITHFULNESS TO ALL GENERATIONS.
FOR I HAVE SAID, MERCY SHALL BE BUILT UP FOREVER: THY FAITHFULNESS SHALT THOU
ESTABLISH IN THE VERY HEAVENS.
I HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH MY CHOSEN, I HAVE SWORN UNTO DAVID MY SERVANT.
THY SEED WILL I ESTABLISH FOREVER, AND BUILD UP THY THRONE TO ALL GENERATIONS.
SELAH.
AND THE HEAVENS SHALL PRAISE THY WONDERS, O LORD: THY FAITHFULNESS ALSO IN
THE CONGREGATION OF THE SAINTS.
FOR WHO IN THE HEAVEN CAN BE COMPARED UNTO THE LORD? WHO AMONG THE SONS
OF THE MIGHTY CAN BE LIKENED UNTO THE LORD?
GOD IS GREATLY TO BE FEARED IN THE ASSEMBLY OF THE SAINTS, AND TO BE HAD IN
REVERENCE OF ALL THEM THAT ARE ABOUT HIM.
Psalm 89:1-7

Step 6: Benediction

AND THUS DO I COMMEND THEE INTO THE ARMS OF OUR LORD OF EARTH, OUR LORD
JESUS CHRIST, PRESERVER OF ALL MERCY AND REALITY, AND THE FATHER CREATOR.
WE GIVE HIM GLORY AS WE GIVE YOU INTO HIS ARMS IN EVERLASTING PEACE, TO BE
PREPARED TO RETURN INTO THE DENSER REALITY OF GOD THE FATHER, CREATOR OF ALL.
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN.
 

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