As the celebrant chants the Words of Institution, he bows his head at Our Lord Jesus Christ, takes the celebrant's host between thumb and forefinger of both hands at took bread, lifts his eyes to heaven at had given thanks, and, while still holding the celebrant’s host between his left thumb and forefinger, he makes the sign of the cross with his right hand over this host, and over the paten containing the other hosts to be consecrated, touching the paten at four points of the cross he makes. Then, at the words of Christ, Take eat, etc., he bends over the hosts to be consecrated, holding the celebrant's host between thumb and forefinger of both hands, with both elbows on the altar. Though all these words are uttered slowly and distinctly, the words of Christ are uttered even more slowly than the rest. For the words This do in remembrance of me, the celebrant stands erect, still holding the host. Then he genuflects once, and elevates the host slowly, still facing the altar. Gazing at the host, he whispers “My Lord and my God,” lowers it, and genuflects a second time. From this point until the ablutions, the celebrant takes care never to separate his thumbs and index fingers except as needed to distribute Hosts. For the consecration of the wine, the same rubrics apply, except that the head is bowed rather than raised at had given thanks. While the celebrant makes the sign of the cross with his right hand at “given thanks” over the chalice, flagon, and tray, he places his left hand on the base of the chalice as a precaution. At “took the cup,” the chalice is held by the knop between the index and remaining fingers, while the index finger and thumb are held together (to keep any crumbs from the sacred host from falling). After “in remembrance of me,” he sets the chalice on the corporal without removing his hands from it, genuflects, and then elevates the chalice while gazing at it as he had done with the host, this time whispering, “We therefore pray Thee, help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood,” lowers it, and genuflects a second time.