Let us call upon St. Blaise to bring a speedy end to the Pandemic we are still experiencing.
This week Wednesday, February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise. St. Blaise was one of the early martyrs known as the Fourteen Holy Helpers invoked against various diseases. Although very little is known about his life, St. Blaise is known to have been a doctor who healed a boy choking on a fish bone. This healer and martyr is invoked against illnesses of the throat.
This day has been traditionally the day for the blessing of throats asking St. Blaise to intercede for us for healing of all illnesses including the diseases of the throat. This year like so many things in the past year the blessing will be different. The blessing will be given this weekend as a general blessing and on Wednesday, the Feast of St. Blaise only as a general blessing. The crossed candles will not be held to the throat due to the inability to properly sanitize the candles after each person.
Since we pray to St. Blaise for healing of diseases of the throat and every other disease, let us call upon St. Blaise to bring a speedy end to the Pandemic we are still experiencing.