On the feast of St. Elias, Orthodox (and Catholics who follow the Byzantine rite) bless modes of transportation, and now in modern time this means cars. Of course this is due to St. Elias' ascent into heaven. Visit an Orthodox (or Byzantine Catholic) church for liturgy today or this weekend and you can receive this blessing on your vehicle.
Blessing modes of transportation...So this means my horse can get a blessing?? :) He missed out on St Francis last fall..To all the Carmelites out there--happy feast day of Father Elijah!!Sara
Yep Sara, anything...at my former Greek Catholic parish I saw anything from cars to bikes to motorcycles, to children's ride-on toys, to skateboards blest. A horse would be quite appropriate since they pulled his chariot to heaven.
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