benediction definition

  • noun:
    • A blessing.
    • An invocation of divine blessing, usually at the end of a church service.
    • Roman Catholic Church a quick solution comprising prayers, the singing of a Eucharistic hymn, plus the blessing of congregation utilizing the host.
    • An expression of good desires.
    • A short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service.
    • the type of instituting an abbot, analogous to your consecration of a bishop.
    • A Roman Catholic rite in which bells, ads, candles, etc., are blessed with holy-water and formally specialized in God.
    • The act of true blessing.
    • A blessing; a manifestation of true blessing, prayer, or kind desires and only any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.
    • The quick prayer which closes public worship.
    • the type of instituting an abbot, answering into consecration of a bishop.
    • A solemn rite wherein bells, ads, candle lights, etc., have holy water, and officially specialized in God.
    • The act of speaking really to or of; true blessing.
    • An invocation of divine blessing, either by a private individual or a church official; specifically, in the Christian church generally, the form of blessing pronounced by the person officiating, at the close of divine service and on several other occasions, as marriages, the visitation of the sick, etc.
    • once the benediction is pronounced officially by a priest or clergyman, he frequently stands with hands uplifted, and also the congregation get it with bowed minds. Illustrations of ancient benedictions tend to be afforded by Gen. xxiv. 60 (a nuptial blessing); Gen. xxvii. 27–29 (a death-bed blessing); Num. vi. 24–27 (a priestly true blessing). The apostolic benediction is that continuing from the pope, and it is often offered myself, as at Rome, or by delegation in other countries. See true blessing.
    • The rite of instituting an abbot or an abbess, as well as obtaining the profession of a nun or of a religious knight.
    • an extra service carried out by a priest following the regular party of matrimony: called the nuptial benediction.
    • The ceremony wherein things tend to be put aside for sacred uses, as a church or vestments, bells, etc., or things for ordinary usage are hallowed, as homes, etc.
    • the benefit conferred by true blessing or even the invocation of blessings.
    • the work of praying for divine defense
    • a ceremonial prayer invoking divine defense

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