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Feast of St. Blaise

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Feast of a Bishop and Martyr--February 3

St. Blaise
St. Blaise

 

On each February 3 the blessing of St. Blaise is given: two candles are consecrated, generally by a prayer, these are then held in a crossed position by a priest over the heads of the faithful or the people are touched on the throat by them. At the same time the following blessing is given: "Per intercessionem S. Blasii liberet to Deus a malo gutteris et a qouvis alio malo." ("May God at the intercession of St. Blaise preserve you from throat troubles and every other evil.")

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Blaise Day 2005
St. Blaise Day 2005

St. Blaise Day 2005
St. Blaise Day 2005