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Candles used to bless throats.

The Blessing of the Throats is a Roman Catholic ritual usually observed on the feast of Saint Blaise (February 3).

Background

One variation is the consecration by prayer of two candles, which are crossed and held over the heads or against the throats of the people being blessed. Another is to dip the wick of a candle in consecrated oil, and to touch the throats with the wick.[1]

The following blessing is usually given: "Through the intercession of St. Blaise, may God preserve you from throat troubles and every other evil", sometimes followed by "In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit" as the priest makes the sign of the cross over the recipient.

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The Blessing of the Throats is a Roman Catholic ritual usually observed on the feast of Saint Blaise (February 3).

Background

One variation is the consecration by prayer of two candles, which are crossed and held over the heads or against the throats of the people being blessed. Another is to dip the wick of a candle in consecrated oil, and to touch the throats with the wick.[1]

The following blessing is usually given: "Through the intercession of St. Blaise, may God preserve you from throat troubles and every other evil", sometimes followed by "In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit" as the priest makes the sign of the cross over the recipient.

External links

References


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