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Rogation Procession: 'Blessing the Land'

  • Villa St Joseph 445 Monk St Cobourg, ON Canada (map)

"Rogation" is connected to the Latin word for "asking," (Definition: Middle English rogacion, from Late Latin rogation-, rogatio, from Latin, questioning, from rogare to ask )  and refers to a traditional time of praying for agriculture. Traditionally celebrated on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the Sixth Sunday in Easter, Rogation Services have been a time to pray for planting and for those working with the land. In rural areas, many people bless the elements used in farming, the fields, the seeds and that animals. In urban areas a blessing of gardens, and local businesses can be done. It might also be a time to show gratitude for soil, water and growth, and to challenge congregation members to think carefully of the food they eat, their care of water, earth and seed.(from http://www.letallcreationpraise.org/worship-services/rogation-blessing) 

Earlier Event: May 24
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Later Event: May 31
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