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benediction

[Lat.,=blessing], solemn blessing usually administered in the name of God by a priest or a minister. The temple worship at Jerusalem had fixed forms of benedictions, and Christians have always given them an important place in ceremony, especially at the end of a ritual. Protestants have abandoned many of the blessings of the Roman Catholic Church, such as the apostolic benediction by the pope and his delegates and benediction of the dying. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, a popular extraliturgical service of Roman Catholics, consists of a blessing of the people by the priest with the Host exposed in a monstrance.

benediction

1. an invocation of divine blessing, esp at the end of a Christian religious ceremony
2. a Roman Catholic service in which the congregation is blessed with the sacrament
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"A great miracle, indeed," said Mazarin; "for, if the news was true, King Charles II., who has just returned amidst benedictions, went away amidst musket-shots."
Des prieres de benediction ont ete dites en faveur de tous les bienfaiteurs.
For his part, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques congratulated the president, reciprocally, on such a happy occasion, praying to Allah to return it to the Arab and Muslim nations, with blessing and benediction. -- SPA 21:58 LOCAL TIME 18:58 GMT 0016 www.spa.gov.sa/1931789
The gift that Ka'ab gave to Ibn Abi Lailah was the Hadith that gives us the Salawat (benediction) that we use in regular prayers.
Cela denote clairement de cette benediction de quietude qui regne sur notre pays".
In all Catholic churches across the country, the Blessed Sacrament will be carried in solemn religious processions, followed by the prayer of benediction and the consecration to Christ the King.
The program closed with "America the Beautiful" sung by Owen followed by the benediction by Pyle.
Giving the benediction the moderator concluded the service of Induction and Worship.
And there will be an evening song and benediction service a week tomorrow from 3.30pm featuring the choir from All Saint's Church, in
Dans la pratique de la benediction, la benzedeira sollicite par une priere precise un saint avec lequel elle est en lien deja par la priere pour aider le requerant, normalement quelqu'un de ses proches.
Rod will also receive a hand-written benediction from Pope Francis.
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