He who hates his life in this world, keeps it to life eternal.
V. The just shall flourish like the palm tree. R. He shall grow like the cedar of Lebanon.
O God, who gladdens us at the yearly festival of blessed Blaise, your Martyr and Bishop, mercifully grant that, as we venerate the anniversary of his Martyrdom, we may also rejoice in his protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.