Holy Water

4:28 PM
An blog entry on Holy Water in the Old Rite is worth reading at Fr. Blake's Blog.

Here's a snipet and be sure to read more at http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2007/08/exorcizo-te-creatura-aquae.html

The amazing thing about the old Holy Water is that it is all about entering in conflict with evil and disease. There are no exorcisms in the new rites of blessings whilst in the old rite more or less everything first has to be claimed for Christ before it can be raised to the higher dignity of being blessed. The exorcism for the salt in the old rite ends, “…where you are sprinkled may all evil fantasies depart, and all wickedness, and all diabolic frauds and evil spirits flee…”. Similar words are said over the water “…to drive out devils … to ward of disease … may no breath of contagion linger there, no taint of contagion … if anything threatens the safety or peace … may it be banished”.

Thank you Elena at http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/index.html leading me to the Father's blog.

1 comment:

elena maria vidal said...

You are welcome! Thanks for the link!

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