The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.
A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.
Any blessing by a bishop or priest; or, a service of devotion to Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament.
the act of praying for divine protection
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
a blessing, and it is our hope that this farm will be a blessing for anyone who comes here
a blessing, or an invocation
a formal blessing of someone or something
a request, normally through prayer, for a divine blessing
a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service
Literally, "good word"; blessing. Benedictions were given by Christ (Luke 24:50, 51) and by the Apostles (2 Cor. 13:14), and are given by the bishop or priest at the close of every Divine Liturgy.
an invocation of divine blessing
The closing prayer of a meeting. Latin for "blessing".
A blessing said, usually at the end of a church service of worship.
The concluding prayer in a worship service.
the pronouncement of a blessing. We close our worship services with a benediction. We generally use the Aaronic blessing-"The Lord bless you and keep you. . . ." (Numbers 6:24-26) or the apostolic blessing-"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. . . ." (2 Corinthians 13:14).