Yes, there is a distinction between the two types of
water discussed in the posting. The distinction seems
hardly useful for the point under discussion, but here
The water in the font, blessed at the Easter Vigil, is
technically known as 'Lustral water'. This is used for
baptism in normal circumstances, although any water
can be used, blessed or not, for this purpose.
The water in the stoup is 'holy water' and is used for
other purposes of blessing objects and by people
entering the church to sign themselves.
But yes, both types of water have been blessed.
--- Marjorie Greene <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >
I too was stunned to read this statement. To the
> of my recollection, the water for the year's
> is blessed at the Easter vigil.
> > Holy water is never used to
> > > baptise
> > This may not be strictly mediaeval but I would
> > appreciate clarification.
> > Brenda.
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