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date: 23 October 2019

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

A service in the W. Church culminating in the blessing of the people with the *Reserved Sacrament. A comparatively late form of worship, it developed from the fusion of the veneration of the Host exposed outside Mass, which dates from the 14th cent., with the custom of the confraternities and guilds singing the ... ...

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