the act of praying for divine protection
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
A short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service.
Origin: From bene + dictio, from dico.
the act of blessing
a blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness
the short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction
the form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop
a solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God
A benediction is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of worship service.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ben-e-dik′shun, n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing on men or things—a priestly benediction is defined by Romanists as a formula of imperative prayer which transmits a certain grace or virtue to the object over which it is pronounced: a brief and popular service in the Romish Church, consisting of certain canticles and antiphons sung in presence of the host, and concluding with the priest making the sign of the cross over the people with the monstrance, and giving in silence the benediction of the most holy sacrament.—adj. Benedict′ory.—n. Benedict′us, the canticle of Zacharias (Luke, i. 68-79), used in the Roman service of matin-lauds, and occurring after the second lesson in Anglican matins.—p.adj. Benedight′ (Longfellow), blessed.—Apostolic benediction, that given in 2 Cor. xiii. 14.
The numerical value of benediction in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of benediction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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