§ 53. Before confession, the Priest shall make the sign of the cross, and say;
§ 54. The Lord be in thy heart and on thy lips, that thou + mayest rightly confess thy sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
§ 56. After the confession, the Priest shall say;
May Almighty God have mercy upon thee, forgive thee thy sins, and bring thee to everlasting life. Amen.
§ 57. May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto thee pardon, absolution, and remission of thy sins. Amen.
§ 58. As the servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, I declare thee freed from thy sins, in the name of the Father +, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
§ 61. (Note. The clauses commencing “May Almighty,” and “May the Almighty,” can be omitted.)