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The Investiture of the Knight by His Eucharistic King
Thus sayeth the Knight:
I salute Thee, my noble King to Thy Cause may I be true, and ever be loyal to my Queen, Thy Immaculate Mother in blue. Hail to thee, O Maiden thou art my armor, fair Mary; with thee is my Protectress, of the fight I will never weary. (Saint Francis of Assisi)
Thus sayeth the Lord:
Come forward, My noble Knight, it is thy King Who beckons, arise with youthful ardor and learn well thy fortifying lessons. It is My desire to arm thee and to clothe thee Myself, in the suit of steadfast armor, which is every Knightâs wealth.
Holy Purity is thy Breastplate and thy Helmet is Faith. In the blood of martyrdom, may your soul be bathed.
I entrust to thee the Sword of Zeal for the salvation of all, For the triumph of My Kingdom, this weapon thou will draw. With thy sharp Sword, prisoners will be freed and ransoms paid. Fight fiercely, dear Knight, for there are souls to be saved.
Continual Prayer is thy Shield, thy guard, thy strength. In every battle use thy Shield well, and thou shall escape unscathed.
Thy Gauntlet is Courage, emblazoned with the finest gold. Go forward into battle, O Knight, fear not to be bold.
Thy trusty Steed is Perseverance, carrying thee to lands that are free, abandoning thee not in battle and leading the army to victory.
For God and the Church!
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