benediction

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A short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service
a solemn invocation of the divine blessing
{n} a blessing, an acknowledgement
A blessing given to the people by the pastor This is done at the end of the worship service
The act of blessing
the act of praying for divine protection
A blessing said, usually at the end of a church service of worship
You can refer to something that makes people feel protected and at peace as a benediction. She could only raise her hand in a gesture of benediction. a Christian prayer that asks God to protect and help someone (benedictio, from benedicere , from bene + dicere )
(Lat "blessings to glorify God") The closing blessing offered by a clergyman at the end of a service or other activity
A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness
A short exposition of the Eucharist for adoration and blessing of the faithful
The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction
A benediction is a kind of Christian prayer. The minister pronounced the benediction The Pope's hands were raised in benediction. = blessing
The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop
{i} blessing, prayer, invocation
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc
are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God
benediction of deliverance
prayer thanking God for deliverance
Benedict
A patronymic surname
Benedict
A male given name, best known for the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order
benedict
A newly married man, especially one who was previously a confirmed bachelor

The benedict, drearily superfluous to the festivities, had hardly been noticed by her as he lurked about the walls and sought what entertainment was possible to one under the social disabilities of matrimony.

Benedict
American anthropologist noted for her study of Native American and Japanese cultures. orig. Jacques Fournier born , Saverdun, near Toulouse, France died April 25, 1342, Avignon, Provence Pope (1334-42). A French cardinal and theologian, he became the third pontiff to reign at Avignon (see Avignon papacy), succeeding John XXII. The bishop of Pamiers and Mirepoix and a zealous inquisitor before his elevation to the papacy, Benedict devoted himself to the reform of the church and its religious orders; he also tried unsuccessfully to prevent the outbreak of the conflict between England and France that became the Hundred Years' War. His bull Benedictus Deus (1336) set forth the doctrine of the beatific vision as a vision of God granted to the souls of the just immediately after death. orig. Pedro de Luna born 1328, Illueca, Kingdom of Aragon died 1423, Peñíscola, in Valencia Antipope (1394-1423). A French professor of canon law, he was named a cardinal in 1375. When the Western Schism began in 1378, he supported the antipope Clement VII. Elected pope at Avignon (see Avignon papacy), he refused French pressure to abdicate and was besieged in the papal palace (1398). Benedict escaped to Provence in 1403 and won back the obedience of France. He refused to yield when deposed by the Councils of Pisa (1409) and Constance (1417). orig. Prospero Lambertini born March 31, 1675, Bologna, Papal States died May 3, 1758, Rome Pope in 1740-58. Nobly born, he received a doctorate in theology and law. Typical of his pontificate were his promotion of scientific learning and his admonition to those drawing up the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Index of Forbidden Books) to act with restraint. In the Papal States he reduced taxation, encouraged agriculture, and supported free trade. He maintained conciliatory relations with neighbouring kingdoms. A lifelong active scholar, he founded several learned societies and laid the groundwork for the present Vatican Museum. Bernard Garnier, a French cleric who was counter-antipope (1425-33) while Martin V was pope and Clement VIII was antipope, was also called Benedict XIV. orig. Giacomo Della Chiesa born Nov. 21, 1854, Pegli, Kingdom of Sardinia died Jan. 22, 1922, Rome, Italy Pope (1914-22). Ordained a priest in 1878, he entered the papal diplomatic service. He was made archbishop of Bologna in 1907 and cardinal in 1914. Elected pope a month after the outbreak of World War I, he tried to follow a policy of strict neutrality and concentrated the church's efforts on relief. He later made positive efforts toward reestablishing peace, though his principal attempt in 1917 to mediate the war was unsuccessful. Arnold Benedict Benedict of Nursia Saint Benedict XII Benedict XIII Benedict XIV Benedict XV Benedict Ruth Benedict Caetani Spinoza Benedict de
Benedict
{i} male first name; family name; Saint Benedict (480-547) Italian monk who founded of the Benedictine order; Ruth Benedict (1887-1948), USA anthropologist; city in North Dakota (USA); city in Kansas (USA)
Benedict
A surname derived from the given name
Benedict
best known for the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order
benedict
Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
benedict
Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547) United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
benedict
A newly married man
benedict
A married man, or a man newly married
benedict
United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
benedict
{i} recently married man, bachelor who marries
benedict
Having mild and salubrious qualities
benedict
a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)
benedictions
plural of benediction
priestly benediction
blessing which Kohanim deliver at the end of the Shmone-Essre prayer
benediction
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