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  Benediction - LoveToKnow 1911
The second of these brings the act of benediction into contact with the principle of consecration; for by the formal blessing by the duly constituted authority persons, places and things are consecrated, i.e.
the benediction of abbots, of priests at their ordination, of virgins taking the veil, of churches, cemeteries, oratories, and of all articles for use in connexion with the altar (chalices, patens, vestments, andc.), of military colours, of soldiers and of their arms.
In the reformed Churches the word "benediction" is technically confined to the blessing with which the priest or minister dismisses the congregation at the close of the service.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Benediction   (1063 words)

 New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. II: Basilica - Chambers | Christian Classics Ethereal ...
Benedictions of things are always primarily negative, and positive only in the second place, that the use and enjoyment of the objects may conduce to the welfare of man's body and soul.
The benediction of things takes place only by metonymy; the things are mentioned, but the persona are meant who use them.
Thus, e.g., a cemetery is dedicated to its special use and handed over to the reverential protection of the living; a church edifice is dedicated by its being used and offered to the living congregation as a valuable religious possession because of its use.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/encyc02.html?term=Benediction   (414 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Popular Attendance at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Benediction is often employed as a fitting conclusion to other religious services, such as Vespers, the Way of the Cross, the Holy Hour, and the rest.
The essential elements of Benediction are the singing of the "Tantum ergo" with the proper versicle and the oration, and the making of the sign of the cross with the Blessed Sacrament by the celebrant.
History leaves it doubtful, whether the institution of the feast of Corpus Christi, with the procession of the Blessed Sacrament in accordance with the visions of the Flemish contemplative, St. Juliana of Mount Corillon (1258), is to be regarded as the cause or the effect of the great desire to behold the Body of Christ.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=2975   (1597 words)

 benediction - Encyclopedia.com
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.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-benedction.html   (960 words)

 benediction - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The form of the benediction used is given in Numbers 6:22-27.
That section of the church which regards the minister as clothed with sacerdotal powers, holds that the blessings pronounced are actually conferred in the act of the utterance of the words, because of the powers conferred upon him when he was set aside for the sacred office.
In this church too, the benediction is pronounced in a multitude of cases and in each case the thing so blessed by the priest is made sacred.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?word=Benediction&action=Lookup&search.x=15&search.y=9   (822 words)

 9. Prayer of Benediction
The Christian benediction, then, enunciates one of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, for no one is entitled to be regarded as a Christian who does not believe and acknowledge the triune God.
A doxology is an ascription of praise, a benediction is a word of blessing; the one ascends from the heart of the saint to God, the other descends from God to the saint.
The Christian benediction therefore intimates that the doctrine of the Trinity is one of great importance to the existence and progress of vital godliness: that it is not a subject of mere speculation but one on which depends all the communications of grace and peace to the saints.
www.pbministries.org /books/pink/Gleanings_Paul/paul_09.htm   (6124 words)

 Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
In my present parish assignment, we have had benediction in conjunction with our May procession; at our first May procession in 2001, many of the parents and most of the children had never witnessed benediction.
Exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is not only a very old devotion in our Church, but one that highlights the fundamental mystery of the holy Eucharist — that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.
The ritual for exposition and benediction as presented most recently by the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship (1973) basically follows this ritual: The priest places the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance or ostensorium on the altar for adoration.
catholiceducation.org /articles/religion/re0790.html   (1446 words)

 What's in a Benediction?
The historic understanding is that a benediction is the conferring of a blessing by one of the elders (traditionally, the pastor) upon the congregation.
It would be prudent in offering a benediction to do so with solid instruction as to what a benediction is and what it isn't, and to follow the biblical patterns of how the benediction was performed.
The purpose of this paper is not to command that we must have a benediction in the conclusion of the worship service.
www.trinity95.org /articles/benediction.htm   (1315 words)

 Official Benediction News
Benediction are taking time out from working on new material to make an appearance at the Devil Days Festival on the 10th of June.
Benediction are getting down to some writing for a new album, but couldn't resist playing just a couple more shows in the UK.
Benediction are currently preparing for these shows, as well as getting ideas together for some new material.
www.geocities.com /benedictionuk/index2.html   (920 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Benediction is often employed as a conclusion to other services, e.g.
In Rome the principle obtains that the only portion of the service which is to be regarded as strictly liturgical is the singing of the "Tantum ergo" and the giving of the Benediction which immediately follows.
The permission, general or special, of the bishop of the diocese is necessary for services where Benediction is given with the monstrance.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02465b.htm   (1529 words)

 Benediction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Benediction is also a beautiful act of worship of the Church—it is a devotion that makes real to us in an impressive way the fact that God is always reaching out to us, to bless, to strengthen, to assure us of His loving kindness and mercy to us.
Benediction is, indeed, a corrective to the popular drift of the time when we are surrounded by a church which appears to have gone mad with services which are too busy, too man-centered and too drab to "lift up our hearts."
The seekers, the pilgrims, the weary are assured of the blessing and presence of God in Christ, and every time Christ comes to men and women, it is with the promise of new life—a new life of hope and freedom.
www.sspx.ca /Angelus/1981_October/Benediction.htm   (1220 words)

 Benediction in Scotland, by H. W. Hill
Benediction was spoken of in France as "somewhat novel" in 1673, and the practice has always been guarded by the Roman Catholic authorities.
That both the form of "Services" known as Salutation and Benediction have the authority and are the practice of the Western portion of the Catholic Church.
Macphail whether, under Canon 22, section 5, he regarded this service of Benediction as one of the extra services which had received the sanction of the bishops under that canon, or whether he argued apart from that canon that the service was lawful without the intervention of the bishop at all.
anglicanhistory.org /scotland/benediction.html   (12164 words)

 Benediction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Part of the Benediction service involves adoration of the Holy Eucharist exposed either in a ciborium or in a monstrance.
Benediction or the blessing with Our Eucharistic Lord is normally the climax of periods of Eucharistic adoration or Eucharistic processions before the Lord is reposed in the tabernacle.
Certainly Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a very moving experience and a pious practice that people appreciate very much.
www.monksofadoration.org /bened.html   (502 words)

 Benediction (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benediction is a British death metal band from Birmingham.
The Birmingham-based grindcore band Benediction were formed back in February 1989 around the line-up of Paul Adams (bass), Peter Rew (guitars), Darren Brookes (guitars) and Mark "Barney" Greenway (vocals).
Benediction formed a close relationship with Death, touring extensively with them at Chuck Schuldiner's request, the sadly missed Death legend being just one of many musicians who have infinite respect for Benediction's 'no-shit' approach and dedication to their genre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benediction_(band)   (786 words)

 Benediction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A benediction is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of church worship service.
Protestants abandoned many of the benedictions of the Roman Catholic Church, including the apostolic benediction by the Pope and his delegates, and benediction of the dying.
Such benedictions may be found in Scripture, written by a church member, or a combination of the two.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benediction   (380 words)

 Benediction - Bulletin Insert from Modern Liturgy 5/96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a service of worship and blessing centered on the Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
At the close of this period, if the minister is a priest or a deacon, he blesses the assembly with the monstrance and says a concluding prayer.
This blessing is the benediction from which the service derives its name.
www.rpinet.com /ml/2304bi1.html   (415 words)

 Benediction Of The Blessed Sacrament
In his holy Thursday letter to priests, “Dominicae cenae” (1980), Pope John Paul II wrote, “Since the Eucharistic mystery was instituted out of love, and makes Christ sacramentally present, it is worthy of thanksgiving and worship.
The ritual for exposition and benediction as presented most recently by the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship (1973) basically follows this ritual: The priest places the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance or ostensorium on the alter for adoration.
Interestingly, benediction is still known in France as La Salat.
catholiceducation.org /articles/religion/re0099.html   (774 words)

 Benediction - Birmingham England - Benediction - The Legendary Grind Bastards from Birmingham England
BENEDICTION would like to take this opportunity to thank all of their loyal fans for their support over the past ten years and assure them that they will never let their fans down.
Benediction have faced many problems and overcome many obstacles in their more than ten-year musical career.
Benediction was spawned in early 1989 from the ashes of Stillborn.
www.freewebs.com /benedictionbeergrindingbastards   (1800 words)

 Benediction: A useful currency
If so, benediction is present and active, doing what it does so well, reinterpreting life as a celebration of promise and possibility.
Benediction that silences the NO that preaches in the pulpits of the mind.
Benediction may be defined as outwardness, otherness, a giving out from ourselves, a warm beneficence.
www.davidteems.com /benediction.html   (673 words)

 Hosta 'Benediction' -Northern Grown Perennials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Such is the case with our 2004 introduction, 'Benediction.' As a matter of etymology, the Latin meaning of the word "benediction" is literally the "good word," which we feel aptly fits.
Chameleon-like, 'Benediction' emerges a pure golden chartreuse and then assumes its early summer metamorphosis, becoming a softly shimmering gold.
Everything about 'Benediction' is pleasing--clean, precise, uniform and stately with alluring, beckoning color quality for those shady, darker corners, or along a path to be viewed in evening light.
www.mwt.net /~ngp/benediction.htm   (291 words)

 Opening the Heart with Benediction oil
English is Elly's second language, and this article was edited with her approval for flow of language, meaning and over-all length.
She had a difficult time when he died, and did not have the courage to go to his coffin until she massaged the Benediction oil formula on her hands and heart.
I think the Benediction oil and the essences not only helped my father to go on his way to “Heaven,” but also created a bridge for his love to still be connected to his family on earth.
www.flowersociety.org /Benediction.htm   (2414 words)

 Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes: Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes: Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament may be exposed at the begining of the service, the Office then being sung in the presence of the exposed Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction is given at the end.
Turhing by his right to the people, the Priest gives the Blessing (or Benediction) in silence, making the sign of the Cross with the monstrance over the kneeling congregation meanwhile an acolyte rings the sanctus bell thrice; and the thurifer censes the Blessed Sacrament with three double swings.
www.ascensionandsaintagnes.org /prayer/benediction.htm   (785 words)

 Eucharist: Jesus Always With Us - August 2006 Issue of St. Anthony Messenger Magazine Online
Some Catholics complained that a sense of reverence for and adoration of God was being lost as Benediction and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament became less frequent.
Benediction and adoration are now making a comeback in many dioceses and parishes—on a weekly or monthly basis.
When a consecrated host was placed in a monstrance and the people were blessed with it, Benediction as we know it began.
www.americancatholic.org /Messenger/Aug2006/traditions.asp   (664 words)

 A New Year's Benediction
The benediction however of the apostle is one which I pray may be fulfilled in us whether we be young or old, but especially in those of you who have long known your Lord and Savior.
He is not overwhelmed by the depths, nor is he afraid of the rocks; he has the protection of God about him, and the floods cannot drown him; nay, they become an element of delight to him, while by the grace of God he rejoiceth in the midst of the billows.
The last reason why the apostle expected that his benediction would be fulfilled was this: "Who hath called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus." It is a singular fact that no promise is ever so sweet to the believer as those in which the name of Christ is mentioned.
www.spurgeon.org /sermons/0292.htm   (5511 words)

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