About Hyssopo In The Byzantine Rite

27 Jul

Hyssop is a Mint Like Plant, from the Mint Family.
It was after the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in January of this year at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens, NY, when the Blessing of the Waters occurred. Also, herbal essences are added to the water.

I received the Blessing with Water with the Priest, using Hyssop, which is used to remind us of our Baptism. I was soaking wet, but I was also wet at Baptism. I was also reminded of Chrismation(Confirmation) when another Priest who used the Chrismation Wand, anointed my Forehead.

And, as if a Baby in the Byzantine Rite in the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, I received via Gold Plated Holy Communion Spoon, The Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

Deo Gratias!

M

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