Blasius is given: two candles are consecrated, generally by a prayer, these are then held in a crossed position by a priest over the heads of the faithful or the people are touched on the throat with them.In other places oil is consecrated in which the wick of a small candle is dipped and the throats of those present are touched with the wick.As these reports may rest on old traditions which are bound up with the veneration of the saint in the Church liturgy, they are not to be absolutely rejected. Blasius was a bishop and that he suffered martyrdom at the beginning of the fourth century.All the particulars concerning his life and martyrdom which are found in the Acts are purely legendary and have no claim to historical worth.We are so blessed to have discovered a best friend, and feel content by the intimacy and trust we have found together.We are so thankful to be your children, adopted into your family, and so grateful to be living in your grace. Father God, Thank you for the privilege of love, intimacy and friendship.
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In the Latin Church his feast falls on 3 February, in the Oriental Churches on 11 February.
He is represented holding two crossed candles in his hand (the Blessing of St.
At the same time the following blessing is given: "Per intercessionem S.
Blasii liberet te Deus a malo gutteris et a quovis alio malo" (May God at the intercession of St.