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Offline gsas

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Question of Blessing and Dedication?
« on: October 25, 2019, 02:33:19 PM »
Jesus was taken to church first in His Earthly life to be dedicated as per the law of Moses.  Also, Jesus, as well as all the saints and other people can bless anything, all kinds of things. 

So here is the question. 

Does blessing and dedication imply a soul-like connection between the blessed and God?  Whether you bless a person or an object?  What part of the blessed is the blessing connected to and how does that part relate to God?  The same for the art of dedication.

Thanks a lot!  I really need your wisdoms here. 

 

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Re: Question of Blessing and Dedication?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 01:40:46 PM »
What establishes our connection with God is Sanctifying or habitual grace. Objects can be blessed by a priest and are means of grace, such as the Miraculous Medal; as an exorcism such as the St. Benedict Medal or similar. In the old testament, the Patriarchs, priests, Levites, and prophets as well as the father of families blessed people. In the New Testament blessings are mostly reserved for the clergy; although its a good idea to bless our food and drink before partaking of it.
I hope this helps.
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Re: Question of Blessing and Dedication?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 09:36:09 AM »
What establishes our connection with God is Sanctifying or habitual grace. Objects can be blessed by a priest and are means of grace, such as the Miraculous Medal; as an exorcism such as the St. Benedict Medal or similar. In the old testament, the Patriarchs, priests, Levites, and prophets as well as the father of families blessed people. In the New Testament blessings are mostly reserved for the clergy; although its a good idea to bless our food and drink before partaking of it.
I hope this helps.

So, if I am trying to apply this to a church building that had a rock music concert in it with a large crowd of all sorts of shady people, then will a blessing of the church building by a priest restore the building to at least some level of grace?
 

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