Blessing of Epiphany Water

Once a year, on the vigil of the Epiphany, Holy Mother Church blesses Holy Water in a most solemn ceremony. Among all the blessings for water found in the Roman Ritual (and there are indeed many), there is none more powerful and efficacious than the blessing of the Epiphany Water, which took place at Holy Family Parish in Vancouver on Thursday evening, January 5. Since this water can be made only once a year, please take advantage of this most powerful sacramental. Be mindful of others, however, and don’t take more than you need for the year.

(Photos courtesy of Claire Phillips)

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