TNFro Is Reading…Living in the Time of COVID-19, Reading Chesapeake Requiem, Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

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I celebrate St. Patrick’s by reading his Hymn and I hope it brings you peace.



⁠I bind to myself to-day,
The strong power of an invocation of the Trinity,
The faith of the Trinity in Unity,
The Creator of the Elements.

⁠I bind to myself to-day
the power of the Incarnation of Christ, with that of His Baptism,
The power of the Crucifixion, with that of His Burial,
The power of the Resurrection, with the Ascension,
The power of the coming to the Sentence of Judgment.

⁠I bind to myself to-day,
The power of the love of Seraphim,
In the obedience of Angels,
In the hope of Resurrection unto reward,
In the prayers of the noble Fathers,
In the predictions of the Prophets,
In the preaching of Apostles,
In the faith of Confessors,
In the purity of Holy Virgins,
In the acts of Righteous Men.

⁠I bind to myself to-day,
The power of Heaven,
The light of the Sun,
The whiteness of Snow,
The force of Fire,
The flashing of Lightning,
The velocity of Wind,
The depth of the Sea,
The stability of the Earth,
The hardness of Rocks.

⁠I bind to myself to-day,
The Power of God to guide me,

The Might of God to uphold me,
The Wisdom of God to teach me,
The Eye of God to watch over me,
The Ear of God to hear me,
The Word of God to give me speech,
The Hand of God to protect me,
The Way of God to prevent me,
The Shield of God to shelter me,
The Host of God to defend me,
⁠Against the snares of demons,
⁠Against the temptations of vices,
⁠Against the lusts of nature,
⁠Against every man who meditates injury to me,
⁠Whether far or near,
⁠With few or with many.

I have set around me all these powers,
⁠Against every hostile savage power,
⁠Directed against my body and my soul,
⁠Against the incantations of false prophets,
⁠Against the black laws of heathenism,
⁠Against the false laws of heresy,
⁠Against the deceits of idolatry,
⁠Against the spells of women and smiths and Druids,
⁠Against all knowledge which blinds the soul of man.

Christ protect me to-day,
⁠Against poison, against burning,
⁠Against drowning, against wound,
⁠That I may receive abundant reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me,
⁠Christ behind me, Christ within me,
⁠Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
⁠Christ at my right, Christ at my left,
⁠Christ in the fort,
⁠Christ in the chariot-seat,
⁠Christ in the poop.

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
⁠Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks to me,
⁠Christ in every eye that sees me,
⁠Christ in every ear that hears me.

⁠I bind to myself to-day,
The strong power of an invocation of the Trinity,

The faith of the Trinity in Unity,
The Creator of the Elements.
⁠Salvation is of the Lord,
⁠Salvation is of the Lord,
⁠Salvation is of Christ,
May Thy salvation, O Lord, be with as evermore.

It is said that this hymn was composed by Patrick when he was about to appear before King Leary. In after times it was used as a kind of charm. It was believed that those who recited it were thereby protected from the assaults of demons, from poison, envy and from sudden death. Consider intoning this throughout these troubled times. 


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