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  Holy Water
In the waters of the Jordan your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Spirit.
By the power of the Holy Spirit give to this water the grace of your Son, so that in the sacrament of baptism all those whom you have created in your likeness may be cleansed from sin and rise to a new birth of innocence by water and the Holy Spirit.
Holy water is water blessed by the priest with solemn prayer to beg God's blessing on those who use it, and protection from the powers of darkness.
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  Holy water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holy water is used in the Anglican Church for baptism, blessings, and for asperges, a ceremony in which the congregation is blessed with holy water for a saint's feast day.
Holy water is used in Orthodox rites of blessing and exorcism, and is the water normally used for baptisms.
The use of holy water is based on the legend of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist in the River Jordan and the Orthodox interpretation of this event.
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 Holy Water - ReligionFacts
A quantity of holy water is typically kept in a font, an item of church architecture that typically appears in a baptistery; a smaller font, called a stoup, may be placed near the entrance of the church.
Holy water is used in Orthodox rituals of exorcism and blessing.
The use of holy water is based on the story of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist in the River Jordan and the Orthodox interpretation of this event.
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holy water font, mainly at Mount Athos, where the phiala of the monastery of Laura stands near the catholicon in front of the entrance and is covered by a dome resting on eight pillars.
holy water fonts, usually made of bronze, marble, granite, or any other solid stone, and also of terra-cotta, consist of a small tub or basin sometimes detached or resting on a base or pedicle, sometimes imbedded in the wall or in one of the pillars of the
In the Middle Ages holy water was held in such respect that it was not even taken from the font unless by means of an aspersorium or
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 Holy Water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holy water can also refer to water that has been blessed, such as by a priest, and is considered holy.
Holy Water is a studio album by Bad Company, released in June 1990 (see 1990 in music).
The single on the album was the title track, "Holy Water", which received some classic rock airplay.
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 Holy Water
Only small volumes of water may be blessed while maintaining great levels of potency and power, and while what most people think of as holy water would in fact be quite dilute, what adventurers commonly require, or at least think of when they say 'holy water', is something considerably more potent.
For potent holy water, if it is carried within a holy font, or on the person of a cleric, holy warrior, or similarly holy entity, each month roll 1d6, and only a result of a 1 will indicate defilement and corruption of water and container.
Holy water may be made in a temple only during the correct time of the week, so one may produce a batch of holy water only once/week.
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 Holy Water
Water bears the earth, water produces the dew, water exhilarates the vine; water ma tures the corn in the ear, water ripens the grapecluster, water softens the olive, water sweetens the palm-date, water reddens the rose and decks the violet, water makes the lily bloom with its brilliant cups.
Holy water fonts for the home come in all sizes and shapes, some tacky and plastic, others quite lovely and made of alabaster, marble, porcelain, sandstone, or metals -- as inexpensive or as expensive as you like -- some resting on tables, most hanging on walls (one example is shown at right).
Holy water is usually made with a touch of salt which is a preservative, but if your holy water were to go a little, um, green, the proper way to dispose of it is the same as for any sacramental: you want to return it to the earthly elements.
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 Holy Water - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Holy Water, water blessed by a bishop or priest and prescribed for use in the liturgies of some Christian Churches.
An unrelated genus of the water lily family provides the sacred lotus of Buddhism.
- blessed water in church: in Christianity, water that has been blessed by a priest and is used in a church for blessings, baptisms, and other holy rituals
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 Holy Water: A Means of Spiritual Wealth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Holy water is a sacramental that remits venial sin.
Holy water, sprinkled with faith and piety, can move the Sacred Heart to bless your loved ones and protect them from all harm of soul and body.
Because holy water is one of the Church's sacramentals, it remits venial sin.
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 SSPXAfrica.com: Holy Water
According to the Roman Ritual, holy water is blessed by the priest and mixed with blessed salt.
Water is a symbol of cleansing and wholesomeness, salt a symbol of purity and freshness.
The faithful may receive holy water in their own containers and take it home to sprinkle it on their sick ones, their houses, fields, vineyards and other objects; also, they may keep it in their homes to sprinkle themselves with it every day, and even often during the day.
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 Holy Water Fonts
Holy water is a sacramental of the Catholic Church that too many of the faithful seem to have forgotten about.
The Church urges the frequent use of holy water in times of danger such as storms, fires, sickness, and when there is any type of conflict in the home or community.
As is the case with any sacramental, holy water should be used piously, without superstitious notions attached to its use, but rather with the recognition that the benefits derived come directly through the Power of the Blessed Trinity and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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 Holy Water (Comp. Priest's Handbook)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Obviously, any three priests can create holy water "for free" so long as they are second level or higher and are priests of the same god.
A font’s maximum capacity for creating holy water depends on its cost—the more rare and expensive the font, the more favorably the deity to which it is dedicated looks upon it.
Holy water loses its potency if removed from the font for more than one turn unless it is placed in a specially blessed crystal or leaded glass vial.
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 Holy Water, By J. G. H. Barry
The symbolism of water is obvious--for all peoples, as an instrument of the cleansing of the body it has symbolised the cleansing of the soul.
Holy water vases were placed at the entrance of the church that the faithful might take it from these and carry it home to bless their houses.
By virtue of the blessing given it by the Church the water acquires a certain quasi-sacramental power, so that the person taking Holy Water with the sincere desire to be cleansed from sin and further consecrated to the service of God is thereby united in his prayer to the prayers of the whole Church.
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 Holy Water
It is not the waters which cleanse Him, which is the normal course of the ritual washing.
Keeping, sprinkling, drinking Holy Water is a wonderful way of connecting with His energy which has been poured into His creation.
Normally one container of water suffices for all - to be perfectly traditional one ought to do it as was the case with the people of Kyiv in 988, i.
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However, it is permissible to suppose for the sake of argument that, in the earliest Christian times, water was used for expiatory and purificatory purposes, to a way analogous to its employment under the Jewish Law.
As, in many cases, the water used for the Sacrament of Baptism was flowing water, sea or river water, it could not receive the same
Jesus Christ, Thy only Son; we invoke upon this water and this oil the Name of Him Who suffered, Who was crucified, Who arose from the dead, and Who sits at the right of the Uncreated.
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 Nabble - Holy Water forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Those said over the salt invoke the power of "the living God, the true God, the holy God," that whosoever uses it may have health of soul and body; that the devil may depart from any place in which it is sprinkled; that whoever is touched by it shall be sanctified.
The prayers said over the water are addressed to the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, that through the power of the Blessed Trinity the spirits of evil may he utterly expelled from this world and lose all influence over mankind.
When God is besought to bless the water, that it may be effective in driving out devils and in curing diseases; that wherever it is sprinkled there may be freedom from pestilence and from the snares of Satan.
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 CATHOLIC QUICK QUESTIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This shows that holy water not only has a basis in the Bible, but that it has been around since the days of Moses.
Holy water was used for numerous Old Testament ceremonies that involved ceremonial sprinklings and washings.
Today we are not bound to perform those ceremonies, but the fact holy water was used at all proves that it is not a superstitious or invalid practice.
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 Holy Water
Finally, holy water reminds us of our Baptism, when by the invocation of the Holy Trinity and the pouring of holy water, we were set free from Original Sin and all sin, infused with sanctifying grace, incorporated into the Church, and given the title son or daughter of God.
In making the sign of the cross with the holy water, we are mindful that we are called to renew those baptismal promises of rejecting Satan, all his works, and all his empty promises, and to profess our credal faith.
Teresa of Avila in her autobiography, The Book of Her Life, wrote of the power of holy water: “I was once in an oratory, and [the devil] appeared to me in an abominable form at my left side.
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 BookAX: Holy Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Holy water would, therefore, seem to be a potential risk factor for hospital-acquired infection.
Holy water is a potential source of cross-infection with various coliform bacteria, including A. baumanii and Aeromonas hydrophila (33).
He prayed, burned fish, and used holy water to drive away the demons and fallen angels he believed to be at that location (id. at 158-159).
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 P.O.V. - Thirst . Holy Water - Joan Didion | PBS
They collect this water up in the granite keeps of the Sierra Nevada and they store roughly a trillion gallons of it behind the Oroville Dam and every morning, down at the Project's headquarters in Sacramento, they decide how much of their water they want to move the next day.
A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
Water is important to people who do not have it, and the same is true of control.
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 Introduction to Sacramentals
Holy water is blessed on the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6).
Holy water fonts for the home come in all sizes and shapes, some tacky and plastic, others quite lovely and made of alabaster, marble, porcelain, sandstone, or metals -- as inexpensive or as expensive as you like -- some resting on tables, most hanging on walls.
The Oil of Catechumens ("Oleum Catechumenorum" or "Oleum Sanctum") used in Baptism along with water, in the consecration of churches, in the blessing of Altars, in the ordination of priests, and, sometimes, in the crowning of Catholic kings and queens.
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 Holy Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Holy water is a means of spiritual wealth - a sacramental that remits venial sin.
He cannot long abide in a place or near a person that is often sprinkled with this blessed water.
It is let us say, as if someone very hot and thirsty were to drink from a jug of cold water: he would feel the refreshment throughout his body.
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 Holy Water
Water was commonly used in the rites of the Jewish people for washings and cleansings, these were rituals that were required to prepare to mee with God.
There are very many references to water and washing, and whilst they refer to bodily cleansing, there are also many hints to an inner cleansing, especially the baptism of the Christian which was foreshadowed in these washings.
Holy water is Living water, water the Holy Spirit has infused, blessed and is given for our healing, sanctification, forgiveness of sins, regeneration into new life, The Christian Church has always used and retained holy water.
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 Holy Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Today, the typical practice of using Holy Water is used by the faithful to remedy or "blot out" venial sins.
A popular method of using Holy Water is thus: Insert or immerse your finger (any) into Holy Water, make the Sign of the Cross and pray, "Lord, by this Holy Water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away my sins, O Lord.
As early as the fourth century various writings, the authenticity of which is free from suspicion, mention the use of water sanctified either by the liturgical blessing just referred to, or by the individual blessing of some holy person.
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 Middle East Conflict Killing the Holy Water - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council
The biblical river, a holy site for Christians, Jews and Muslims, is under threat of drying up altogether during summer and reduced to a meager flow during winter, thanks to Israel, Jordan and Syria embarking on massive water diversion programmes.
Now, with Israel, Syria and Jordan siphoning water from the Jordan and its tributary, the Yarmouk for their national water carriers, it is less than 100 million cubic metres per year including 22 million cubic metres of saline water and 20 million of untreated sewage.
Their study found the water contained "high sulphate concentration" and concluded that if nothing was done to improve the Jordan’s flow rate, "in some areas it will decrease to a level that will dry the river".
www.globalpolicy.org /security/natres/water/2004/0912holywater.htm   (1204 words)

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