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Annual Blessing of the Homes Begins

In the prayers of the Blessing of the Waters on the Eve of Epiphany, there is a litany, said by the priest, for the water to be endowed, through the power of the Holy Spirit, with blessing for the 'sanctification of homes profitable unto all good things." 

This litany was then manifested in the action of the priest who would visit the homes of the faithful in the period immediately following the Feast of Epiphany, which in bygone years would coincide with the Fast of Great Lent. 

This year, Abouna Alex would like to return to this much forgotten tradition, where the faithful accept into their homes the recreating and regenerating power of the Waters of the Jordan in order to affirm that their homes, their belongings and all their lives are committed to Christ our God.

Abouna Alex will be setting aside, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the home visits from the Thursday immediately following the Feast of Theophany (21st January). Abouna Alex is requesting that all those who would like Abouna Alex to visit, please Facebook message him or SMS him on 0432805956 or email him on, with your full name and address and Abouna will reply with a date which can be negotiated. 

A Blessed Feast to you all!