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holy water

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Water which has been blessed for certain specific religious purposes. It is used for blessings, dedications, exorcisms, and for ceremonial cleansing on entering a church, as well as in the...

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Paschaltide

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The period immediately after Easter. It extends from Easter Sunday to Pentecost in the RC Church. The C of E long reckoned Eastertide from Easter to the Saturday before Trinity Sunday, but...

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St Leo IV

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(d. 855),

Pope from 847. He at once set about repairing the damage done by the Saracens in 846, putting a wall round the part of Rome on the right bank of the Tiber (henceforth...

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Vidi Aquam

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(Lat., ‘I saw water’). The anthem traditionally sung in the W. Church in Eastertide during the sprinkling of the congregation at Mass, in place of the Asperges sung during the rest of the...

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