Thursday, August 23, 2012

Blessing of Honey at a Russian Monastery

It has been awhile since we featured something from the Christian East, and by way of Byzantine, TX, I ran into the following images which show the blessing of honey from the Optina Monastery in Russia. The blogger there explains:

The blessing of new honey is a wonderful tradition. It is done traditionally on the first day of the Dormition Fast (specifically: on the Feast of the Procession of the Precious and Life-giving Cross) along with the blessing of water.

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