24 thoughts on “Orthodox Priests Blessing Things

  1. Atticus

    Ah here, wasn’t there an Irish priest that was blessing a “dangerous” road out wesht not that long ago?

  2. garthicus

    A friend of ours kid got a note home from school inviting them to come to the school for a ‘blessing of the schoolbags’.

    1. Gorugeen

      Funniest daftness I’ve heard in ages…. Holy schoolbags batman…
      I wonder we’re the contents of the bags checked first? An inadvertent blessing could ensue!

  3. Pat-the-barker

    I don’t want to go all Dawkins, but what does “to bless” mean? What about asking the all knowing, all seeing God who made everything and knows how everything will work out to give an additional boost to something/body…

    1. Clampers Outside!

      He doesn’t like to interfere with the ISO 9000 standard implemented approximately in the year 33AD onwards and instead has his line managers, these guys, tweak the process with the odd blessing. You’ll see, it’ll all work out down the line.

      1. CousinJack

        is that not ISO9001these days, no wonder the church is in so much bother with their out of date quality systems

    2. Medium Sized C

      Nah, you’re good.
      Going all Dawkins would probably involve rape apology, misogyny and probably belittling people whos contribution to both science and society far far outweighs his own musings.

    1. Lorcan Nagle

      If you’ve not seen it, Pussy Riot: A Punk Rock Prayer showes just how pervasive the Russian Orthodox Church is. They have biker gangs that are basically their hired goons.

  4. Sidewinder

    Remember hearing David Norris giving out about this – said he saw a priest blessing a lair of goldfish once, could have been lesbians for all the priest knew but it would be the end of the world for them to bless a loving union between two consenting adults.

  5. ESV

    Please. Your common-or-garden Irish catholic priest will bless the back end of an IKEA couch if he thinks there’s a tenner in an envelope in it for him. Has nobody here been sent down to the priest to have their new car “blest”?

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