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The Great Blessings Of Water In The Orthodox Church

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1.2. Nature and Spirit
Scripture says “… a wind from God swept over the face of the water”. Here we can see a wonderful link between the visible world and the spiritual world. It is the spirit of God that enables water to be the source of life. The Orthodox church celebrates the ceremony of the Great Blessings of water as it reminds them of the depth of life. As we have already noted “water is fundamental to the natural life”, it is also very important in our life as Christians, “where the sacrament of baptism marks the sacred source of the spiritual life”. The Great Blessings of water in the Orthodox Church are done in remembrance of the Baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan. Water, for then signifies life, rebirth, new life, life everlasting.
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