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University of Texas at Arlington
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Catholic

Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Kneel: While the presider places the Luna with the Host into the monstrance on the altar.
Once the presider has reached the front of the altar and kneels, all will singing the Salutaris.
O Salutaris
O salutaris Hostia
Quae coeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium

Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria. (Amen.)
O Saving Victim
O saving Victim, op’ning wide
The gate of heaven to man below,
Our foes press on from every side;
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in three.
Oh, grant us endless length of days
In our true native land with thee. (Amen.)

Personal Adoration - Kneel or be Seated:

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Kneel: When the presider returns to the front of the altar. While the presider incenses the monstrance, all sing the Tantum Ergo:

Tantum Ergo
Tantum ergo Sancramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedicto:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio. (Amen.)
Down in Adoration Falling
Down in adoration falling
Lo! the sacred host we hail;
Lo! o'er ancient forms departing,
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son who reigns on high,
With the Spirit blest proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor, blessing,
Might, and endless majesty. (Amen.)
All remain kneeling when the Presider says, “Let us pray” or begins with the following:

Priest/Deacon: You have given them Bread from heaven
ALL: Having all sweetness within it

Priest/Deacon: Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood, help us to experience the salvation won for us and the peace of the kingdom, where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
ALL: Amen.

The celebrant will then bless all present with the Eucharist.

After priest/deacon give the Benediction:

The Divine Praises
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and immaculate conception
Blessed be her glorious assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.

Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
As the priest/deacon reposes the Sacrament:
Holy God We Praise Thy Nam 
Holy God, we praise thy name,
Lord of all, we bow before thee!
All on earth thy sceptre claim,
All in heaven above adore thee.
Infinite they vast domain,
Everlasting is thy reign.
Infinite thy vast domain,
Everlasting is thy reign.

Verse 2 (Optional)
Hark the loud celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising!
Cherubim and Seraphim in unceasing chorus praising
Fill the heavens with sweet accord
Holy, holy, holy Lord
Fill the heavens with sweet accord
Holy, holy, holy Lord