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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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Rod will also receive a hand-written benediction from Pope Francis.
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It is your benediction that often serves as my armour," Modi adds in the letter.
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I let the sea's beauty enter my very soul, Its makers' benediction making me feel whole, I feel deep inside me with nature all attune, And pray that these moments will not pass too soon.
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Le Pape Francois, qui suscite toujours un elan d'enthousiasme parmi catholiques et non catholiques, a celebre hier dimanche sa premiere messe de Paques et accorde sa benediction urbi et orbi (a la ville et au monde) en une soixantaine de langues de la loggia de la basilique Saint-Pierre.