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Blessing of an Ikon

This Blessing of an Ikon text is from Byzantine Melkite Euchologion published by the Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, MA), Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States. This book is available from Sophia Press, Eparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)

Bishop

When a Bishop blesses the Ikon, he annoints the four sides of it with Holy Chism, and then says the following prayer:

Bishop: Let us pray to the Lord.

Response: Lord, have mercy.

Bishop: Master, our Almighty King, Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, You gave orders to your servant Moses to sketch a picture of a Cherub in the holy Tent, and from this, we took the custom of sketching icons as a remembrance of those whom they represent. Therefore, we pray to You, O Lord our King, to send the grace of your Holy Spirit, together with your angel, on this holy icon so that every prayer which is offered to You through this icon may be accepted by the grace, mercy and compassion of your only-begotten son, our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Lover of Mankind.

For all glory, honor and worship are your due, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always and for ever and ever. Amen.

Priest

When a Priest blesses the Ikon, he says the following prayer, and then sprinks the ikon three times with holy water while saying a different prayer.

Priest: Let us pray to the Lord.

Response: Lord, have mercy.

Priest: Master, our Almighty King, Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, You gave orders to your servant Moses to sketch a picture of a Cherub in the holy Tent, and from this, we took the custom of sketching icons as a remembrance of those whom they represent. Therefore, we pray to You, O Lord our King, to send the grace of your Holy Spirit, together with your angel, on this holy icon so that every prayer which is offered to You through this icon may be accepted by the grace, mercy and compassion of your only-begotten son, our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Lover of Mankind.

For all glory, honor and worship are your due, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always and for ever and ever. Amen.

Now a Priest sprinks the ikon three times with holy water while saying this prayer.

Priest: May this Ikon be blessed + in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


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