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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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I cannot do more to-day,' and, pronouncing a general benediction, he returned to the bench.
I do sincerely trust that the benediction that is always awaiting me in my garden may by degrees be more deserved, and that I may grow in grace, and patience, and cheerfulness, just like the happy flowers I so much love.
But can the trousseau and the benediction and all that--can it spoil my happiness?
The benediction and announcement can take place now.
They were side by side, the delicate hand of the woman curled in the hand of the man, which looked as if made to confer benedictions.
He said a great many good things to them both; and then, recommending them to God's goodness, gave them the benediction again, I repeating everything to them in English; and thus ended the ceremony.
He found it all right, gave fifty of those splendid crowns to each man, and received as many benedictions as he bestowed pieces.
Only," he wondered, his eyes rising to her, "only, in the name of all the benedictions, how?
Mercedes, qui motorise Force India, a donne sa benediction a cette association.
It is your benediction that often serves as my armour," Modi adds in the letter.
to the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita" in Olvera Street for a benediction at 5:30 p.
Benyahya exprime a SM le Roi ses chaleureuses felicitations et ses sinceres voeux de sante, de bonheur et de longue vie, implorant le Tres-Haut de renouveler pareille occasion pour le Souverain dans le bien-etre et la benediction, et pour l'ensemble de la Oumma arabe et islamique dans davantage de progres, de prosperite et d'immunite.