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Great Feast of the Holy Hypapanty of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Purification of The Theotokos (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) - Blessing of the Candles

Candles are blessed on the Great Feast of the Holy Hypapanty of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Purification of The Theotokos.

The Blessing of the Candles Prayer

This Blessing of the Candles is from Patriarchal Liturgical Commission: Holy & Divine Liturgies, official Arabic edition, 2006 Prayers translated by Rev. Father / Abouna Alam Alam

Priest: Blessed are You, Christ our God, Glory of the Father and Image of his Essence. You were incarnate of the all-holy Virgin in an ineffable way. You were presented to God the Father and carried in the arms of Simeon the Just. You were revealed as radiant Light to every human being coming into this world. You established the Catholic and Apostolic Church as a Lighthouse propagating the teachings of your Gospel.
We ask You in your Mercies to extend your all-holy and all-powerful Hand and bless (Sign of Cross) these candles by the descent of your Holy Spirit. Infuse them with your abundant Grace so that they become a spiritual Light for all their bearers. May the faithful lighting them live their whole day in sincere Love and their whole night quietly enjoying your Grace. May they get up early and come to your Encounter, Beloved Groom, with enlightened and joyful faces. May they welcome You with brightly shining lamps like the Wise Virgins. May they finally win their eternal reward in the heavenly Bridal Chambers, glorifying your magnificent name, and your Eternal Father and your All-holy, Good and Life-giving Spirit, now and always and forever and ever.

People: Amen.

When this Blessing Prayer is Said

The Blessing of Candles is said on the Great Feast of the Holy Hypapanty of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Purification of The Theotokos after the Apolysis at the end of the Divine Liturgy.


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O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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