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Blessing of Automobles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportation

Blessing of Automobles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportation, Number 1 in English

This Blessing of Automobles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportation text is from Byzantine Melkite Euchologion. Translation by Rev./Abouna Joseph Haggar from the Greek Euchologican, Roman Edition, 1954 and 1955 and adapated to the Arabic Euchologicon approved by the Holy Synod on May 3rd, 1968. Rev./Abouna Joseph Haggar was a priest/Abouna of the the Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, MA), United States.

Priest: Let us pray to the Lord.

Response: Lord, have mercy.

Priest: Lord our God, You make the clouds your conveyance; You travel on the wings of the wind; You sent to your servant Elijah a fiery chariot as a means of conveyance; You guided man to invent this car which is as fast as the wind: Therefore, O Lord, pour now upon it your heavenly blessings. Grant unto it a guardian angel that it may be guided upon the rightful road and be preserved against all harm. Enable those who ride in this car to arrive safely at their destination. For in your ineffable Providence, You are the Provider of all things, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and always and for ever and ever. Amen.

The priest sprinkles the car three times with holy water, each time saying:

May this car be blessed + in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Blessing of Automobles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportation, Number 2 in English

This Blessing of Automobles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportation text is from the Monthly Typicon of the Divine Liturgy For Sundays and Main Feasts Monthly Printed Typicon Saint John of the Desert Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Phoenix, AZ, http://www.stjohnofthedesert.com/home.typicon.html. Abouba Peter Boutrous compiles this Monthly Printed Typicon.

Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord

People: Lord have mercy

Priest: O Lord our God, You make the clouds your chariot. You ride on the wings of the wind. You sent to your servant Elias a fiery chariot to carry him up to heaven. You guided man to invent amazing means of transportation.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly ask You to bless our cars. Send to their drivers Guardian Angels to guide them and to protect them from all harm.
Make them arrive safely to their destination through the intercession of Our Lady of Guidance and St. Elias-the-Living and all your saints. For in your ineffable Providence, You are the Provider of all good things and to You we render glory, thanksgiving and worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever.

People: Amen

The priest sprinkles each car with Holy Water saying:
May this car be blessed in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Blessing of Automobles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportation in Arabic

This Blessing of Automobles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportationtext is from is from St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Download: name of Service in the Table of Contents Menu

The Blessing Prayer in Arabic

When this Blessing Prayer is Said

The Blessing Prayer is said on the feast of Holy Prophet Elias the Thesbite / Mar Elya on July 20 after Divine Liturgy. The reason is that The Holy Prophet Elias the Thesbite / Mar Elya is the Patron Saint of transportation because he rode chariot of fire into heaven.

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Name of this Blessing Prayer

Sometimes, this blessing is referred to as "The Blessing of Cars".


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