Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blessing of the Fire

It's Black Saturday. And one of the events that I most awaited this time is the Blessing of the Fire. I first witnessed it when I was younger. We attended this kind of mass at Redemptorist Church and we were bringing candles with us. Inside the church, the first part of the mass, everything is dark. Lights inside the church is switched off and a fire dance presentation was performed by the church's dance group. A big candle was placed in the altar and it was being lit. When lit, the priests lights his candles and pass the light on to the people inside the church lighting their candles then the priests roams around blessing the lit candles. It is a very spiritual experience.

*Photo credit to Six Degrees of Inspiration

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