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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Blessing of New Fire

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A ceremony of Holy Saturday. It takes place at the door of the church, probably because in ancient times it was necessary to use flint and tinder, producing smoke, or because a burning-glass was used. The new fire is carried to the altar in a procession, and the branches of a triple candle are lighted from it, and later the paschal candle.


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Entry for 'Blessing of New Fire'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/b/blessing-of-new-fire.html. 1910.

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