Wednesday, January 07, 2015

It's House Blessing Season

It's the day after Epiphany and we have not only returned to our regularly scheduled fasting practices but we have also entered into the beloved House Blessing Season...

It's that time of year when we invite the priest to come into our homes and sanctify it with Holy Water.  He can come with already blessed water (or he can read a prayer over a bowl of water) and he sings the hymn of Epiphany while you guide him to every room for him to bless. 

When Thou, O Lord, were baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest! For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, and called Thee His beloved Son! And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, confirmed the truthfulness of His word. O Christ our God, who revealed Thyself and has enlightened the world, glory to Thee!

 It can be a perfect opportunity to meet one on one with your priest, who is more than happy to get a personal visit with you as well. 

So call your church office today and ask your parish priest to come and bless you home. 

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