Tag Archives: blessings

Sweet Basil and the Holy Cross

An Orthodox priest reader sent some photos of their tradition using sweet basil on their observance of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  Here are three. Great tradition. I didn’t get around to posting about the basil … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Selling a rosary and other sacred things

Several readers have sent similar questions about the selling of sacred things.  I will simply answer rather than post excerpts of the questions. Let’s start with the most sacred of all, the Eucharist.  Selling the Eucharist would be a terrible … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Deacons and blessings with the traditional Roman Ritual

From a deacon reader: I very much enjoy your blog! You have written much on the power and effectiveness of Holy Water blessed according to the old rite (which includes salt) [NB: I don’t believe I have ever written that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: St Blaise blessing but not on 3 Feb

From a reader: Our priest mentioned on Sunday that they will administer the traditional St. Blaise Blessing at the 8am mass today. He also noted that since many of us travel great distances and may not be able to attend, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: EMCHs and people who want blessings

From a reader: In our large parish, I serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Yes, I know, there are preferred ways of approaching the distribution of the Eucharist, and this is not ideal. However, I feel as long … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Extraordinary ministers giving blessings at Communion

From a reader: I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on a question which has been bothering me since my reception into the Church a little while ago.  Everytime I receive Commnunion from one of the … Continue reading

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AFQB: Should lay people give blessings at Communion?

Here is a liturgical question that wound up in the ASK FATHER Question Box, which I moderate. AFQB – The ASK FATHER Question Box: Liturgy, Music & The Seven Sacraments: Should they give blessings? By hermitmcdermit on Sunday, November 19, … Continue reading

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