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ROSE WATER

Scented water used in certain ceremonies of the Byzantine Church, e.g., in the consecration of an altar. It is made by steeping or distilling rose petals in water. The petals of other fragrant flowers may be used to produce the equivalent of rose water.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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