Holy Water

Holy water is water that, in Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Lutheranism, Oriental Orthodoxy, and some other churches, has been sanctified by a priest for the purpose of baptism; the blessing of persons, places, and objects; or as a means of repelling evil.

The use for baptism and spiritual cleansing is common among several religions, from Christianity to Sikhism and Hinduism. The use of holy water as a sacramental for protection against evil is almost exclusive to Roman Catholics.

Read more about Holy WaterIn Non-Christian Religions, Unofficial Uses

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Michael Lee Jackson
... Jackson also played guitar on Holy Water off the 2011 Who Cares project by Tony Iommi, Ian Gillan and friends, a project to raise funds for the rebuilding of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia ... also contributed engineering and production on Holy Water and recorded Gillan's vocals for Holy Water and Out of My Mind for the Who Cares project ...
Holy Water - Unofficial Uses
... Holy water has also been believed to ward off or act as a weapon against mythical evil creatures, such as vampires ... one harboring this belief might sprinkle holy water onto the corpse of a suspected vampire in order to destroy it or render it inert ...
Shake, Rattle & Roll X - Plot - Plot
... He was proven wrong holy water can ... the beasts off while Father Miguel (Cris Daluz) and Dennis will bless the water tank with holy water ... aswangs, while Father Miguel blesses the water in the tank turning it into holy water ...
Sacramentals - Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican Usage - Protection Against Evil
... are not permitted to perform exorcisms but they can use Holy water and other sacramentals such as the Saint Benedict Medal or the Crucifix for warding off evil ... the Catholic Church (number 301) specifically refers to the use of holy water for "protection from the powers of darkness" ... Catholic saints have written about the power of Holy water as a force that repels evil ...
Brian Howe (singer) - With Bad Company
... The band's next album, 1990’s Holy Water, also produced by Thomas, was a major commercial success, attaining platinum status in the U.S ... rock chart, including the #1 hit "Holy Water" which was followed by "Boys Cry Tough" (#3), "If You Needed Somebody" (#2) and "Walk Through Fire" (#15) ... Ralphs sat out for most of the Holy Water tour, although he did perform on the album ...

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    I N take thee M to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.
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