The Mandylion of Edessa

Sunday, July 1, 2018

What is St. Jude Carrying? To many people, St. Jude appears to be carrying a coin, and unfortunately, sometimes you will see him represented with bags of coins, as a kind of “good-luck charm,” which is not what St. Jude was doing, nor how he would want to be seen. Rather, he is carrying a Mandylion, […]

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Blessing with the Relic of St. Jude

Friday, April 6, 2018

“We took up the bones, which are more valuable than precious stones and finer than refined gold, and laid them in a suitable place, where the Lord will permit us to gather ourselves together as we are able, in gladness and joy, and celebrate the birthday of his martyrdom.” -from the witnesses to the martyrdom […]

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St. Jude Oil

Friday, September 29, 2017

  What is St. Jude Oil? St. Jude Oil is a sacramental oil, often used to bless those who are sick. How is St. Jude Oil Blessed? The priest uses a relic of St. Jude, and the following rite: Blessing of Saint Jude Oil Priest: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: […]

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