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1078 Blessing is a divine and life-giving action, the source of which is the Father; his blessing is both word and gift. 4 When applied to man, the word "blessing" means adoration and surrender to his Creator in thanksgiving.

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PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

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SECTION ONE: THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY

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CHAPTER ONE: THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE AGE OF THE CHURCH

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ARTICLE 1: THE LITURGY - WORK OF THE HOLY TRINITY

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4 eu-logia, bene-dictio.

English Translation of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America © 1997, United States Catholic Conference, Inc.