May almighty God bless you,
for he has made you steadfast in Saint Peter’s saving confession
and through it has set you on the solid rock of the Church’s faith. R. Amen.
And having instructed you by the tireless preaching of Saint Paul,
may God teach you constantly by his example
to win brothers and sisters for Christ. R. Amen.
So that by the keys of St Peter and the words of St Paul,
and by the support of their intercession,
God may bring us happily to that homeland
that Peter attained on a cross and Paul by the blade of a sword. R. Amen.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever. R. Amen.
Optional final blessing for Feast of Ss Peter and Paul
The feast we celebrate reminds of our mission; the saints we honour continue to play their role, and God of course plays his part!
Now we have work to do!
- What might you do?
- Who might help?
Stained glass. Cloister of Chester Cathedral. Photograph (c) 2016, Allen Morris.