blessing


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blessing

Judaism
a. a short prayer prescribed for a specific occasion and beginning "Blessed art thou, O Lord…"
b. a section of the liturgy including a similar formula
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So I come, master, and the people say to me: 'A great blessing has been revealed, holy oil trickles from the cheeks of our blessed Mother, the Holy Virgin Mother of God'.
He knew he would hear nothing new from these folk, that they would arouse no religious emotion in him; but he liked to see the crowd to which his blessing and advice was necessary and precious, so while that crowd oppressed him it also pleased him.
He rose, went to the railing beyond which the crowd had gathered, and began blessing them and answering their questions, but in a voice so weak that he was touched with pity for himself.
Father Sergius remained seated on the bench at the entrance and when she was passing and stopped beside him for his blessing he was aghast at himself for the way he looked at her figure.
A blessing that I hope, one of these days, I may be able to deserve.
I do say--and Mrs Kenwigs is of the same sentiment, and feels it as strong as I do--that I consider his being called Lillyvick one of the greatest blessings and Honours of my existence.
The original blessing given to the young by godparents or elders in general - the disappearing practice of making a sign of the cross on the child's forehead - is clearly religious, much like the blessing of the priest to the faithful during Mass.
Jack Blessing, an actor who starred in the popular series "The Naked Truth" and "Moonlighting," died at the age of 66.
com)-- Theresa Carrington, of The Blessing Basket Project, and Whole Foods Market were recently recognized for their commitment to bringing social and economic development to the people in the Zaare and Nyariga areas of Ghana, Africa.
Instead, pampered pooches filled the Springwell church for a very special service - a pet blessing ceremony.
Gratefulness should be suitable to the Giver and harmonious with the blessing.
We said a different blessing for bread, another one for cookies, another for vegetables.