O God, Creator of all things,
besides the other kinds of creatures
Thou hast deigned to produce
the species of birds for the use of mankind.
With these birds, Noe,
as he was leaving the ark,
offered Thee an acceptable sacrifice;
and when Thy people were being led out of Egypt
by Moses Thy servant,
Thou gavest a precept
that they should eat of these birds,
separating the clean from the unclean.
We humbly beseech Thee,
graciously bless and sanctify
the flesh of these clean birds,
that all who eat of them
may be filled with Thy abundant blessing
and may merit to attain
the well watered gardens of eternal life.
Through Christ our Lord.