PHOTOS: Blessing Epiphany Water 2020

A few action shots from the Blessing of Epiphany Water on the Vigil of Epiphany, 5 January, at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI.

The Rite is mighty powerful, involving first the singing of the Litany of Saints, the exorcism of the place, then the singing of Vespers, the exorcism and blessing of the elements of salt and water, their combination and blessing, and the Te Deum.

It was not really advertised, and it involved mostly a group of men who have a schola.  There might have been cigars and beverages involved afterwards.  Maybe.

 

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2 Responses to PHOTOS: Blessing Epiphany Water 2020

  1. Gab says:

    Beautiful photos, Father. I hope you don’t mind me adding a photo here our parish Priest’s action shot during the Blessing of the Epiphany water! Love how the Holy Water was captured. (It’s in the public domain so I’m not breaking any rules).

  2. Credoh says:

    I attended the Blessing for the first time. How did the Church ever jettison this? Our priest used a rainwater butt (with tap). Given his location, he’s going to need every drop.

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