Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

BLESSING

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BLESSING - A ceremony or rite by which the Church dedicates persons, places or things to a sacred purpose, or attaches to them a spiritual value. Places that are blessed - a church, cemetery, house; things - water (on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord), vestments, icons, food on Easter Day.

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