Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Prayer: Blessing of the Crib

Description:

After enthroning the Christ Child in the crib and praying Christmas Eve Prayers, this is an optional Crib blessing that can be performed by the father or mother in the absence of a priest or deacon.

Prayer:

Father:Bless, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, this crib (he sprinkles it with holy water) which we have prepared in honor of the new birth in the flesh of Thine only begotten Son, that all who devoutly contemplate in this image the mystery of His Incarnation, may be filled with the light of His glory. Who lives and reigns with Thee forever and ever.
All:Amen.

Prayer Source: Twelve Days of Christmas, The by Elsa Chaney, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1955
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Targeting the Pope? 4 hours ago
Gregory the Great, Christ, the Church and the Soul in the Song of Songs 6 hours ago
New Ebook on Renewal and Evangelization September 15
More evidence that you can't trust the Pill September 15
Did Cardinal McCarrick compare Allah to the Trinity? September 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days