06 August 2012

The Blessings of... ...Everything!

 In Orthodox Christianity we do annual blessings on certain ancient feats of the year. Here are a few of them:
  • Blessing of the Waters & Houses on Theophany (6 January)

  • Blessing of Candles, Feast of the Meeting/Presentation of our Lord (2 February 40 days after the Nativity)

  • Blessing of Palms/Willows, Feast of the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (1 Week Before Pascha)

  • Blessing of Baskets of Meats, Chesses, Eggs, Butter, Wines, Oils, and Breads on Pascha (Movable Feast)

  • Blessing of Fruit (Usually Grapes and/or Apples) on the Feast of Transfiguration (6 August)

  • Blessing of Flowers on the Feast of the Dormition (15 August)

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