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  • Re-entering the church seven prayers were recited over him by, if possible, as many priests, one at least of these prayers being called the Benediction, during which he who offered it laid his hand upon the king's head.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • And falling through the pointed windows, the long rays slanted across the empty chapel; in the golden air there was a faint sense of incense; it recalled the Benediction and the figures of the departed watchers who had knelt motionless all day before the elevated

    Evelyn Innes

  • "Benediction" is one of the poems in my favorite volume of poetry, from which a good number of my suggestions will come.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • The lead track "Benediction" by Stuart Dybek is mighty fine, full of sharp images, flash and sound.

    Bread & Steel: Illinois Poets Reading from Their Works

  • The lead track "Benediction" by Stuart Dybek is mighty fine, full of sharp images, flash and sound.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • We, here, may never reach the point of the 'Benediction' at the _arranged_ close of this service, for Jesus may come and call up to Himself everyone of His own in this place.

    The Mark of the Beast

  • God; to this is added the so-called "Benediction", which Father

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • What makes "Benediction" my favorite of the poems is its sheer observation of the day my brother got out of jail.

    The New Yorker

  • Poetry & Poets in Rags: Great Regulars: Poem: "Benediction"

    Great Regulars: Poem: "Benediction"

  • They bowed, as one man, under the silent request of his spread hands, they heard the old, old "Benediction" as they had never heard it before: "May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit, all unite in leading us into the

    The Mark of the Beast

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