Blessing of the Waters

The Sanctification of the Waters service (Αγιασμός) provides the healing of body and soul with which has been blessed, purified and sanctified by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Holy Water blessings can be done for:

  • Homes

  • Shops

  • New business undertakings

  • Start of school year

  • Theofania

  • Crops, farms and livestock

  • Cars, motorbikes and boats 

The items needed for a blessing are: 

  • Icon of Christ

  • Candle

  • Large serving bowl for the Holy Water

  • Incense

  • Incense burner

  • Charcoal

  • A sprig of basil leaves


In the case of child adoption there is a special Adoption Blessing Service in which a prayer is read asking God to bless the union of the parents and their child.

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