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Book of Blessings

Thanksgiving Day Reading and Table Blessing
Thanksgiving Day Reading and Table Blessing

Prayer & table blessing for Thanksgiving Day. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a holiday with special religious significance. Originally it was celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans to give thanks to God after the harvest of 1621. In 1863 President...

Blessing of the Advent Wreathe candles book of blessings sacramentals
Blessing of the Advent Wreathe

This short rite of blessing is one of the sacramentals, official liturgical prayer, though it may be led by lay people. It is perfect for the blessing of the Advent wreathe in a home. This brief service is a wonderful way to begin a family’s...

Blessing a Christmas Tree book blessings sacramentals
Blessing a Christmas Tree

The following short services of blessing are actually part of the official liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church but can be led by lay men or women in their own homes. The first is the full-length version of the rite. For a...

Blessing of Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene
Blessing of Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene

Short services of blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene that are actually part of the official liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. But they can be conducted by lay men or women in their own homes. Both full...