What is Holy Water
How to make holy water For Personal Use. Holy water is water that has been blessed by a religious figure which is mostly used for cleansing prior to a baptism. The use of holy water as a sacramental for protection against evil is common among Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics, and Eastern Christians.
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING HOLY WATER
• Half a glass of water
• Half a teaspoon of salt
Their sources does not matter, but preferably use the ones that come from a natural source.
Steps to make Holy Water
• Gather and consecrate your salt (Make it sacred) – By concentrating and connecting with it while reciting spiritual words.
• Obtain some water from a natural sources like lakes, streams, or river if possible. (Try to stay away from tap water)
• Exorcise the water
• Pour the salt into the water in the shape of a cross
• Bless the holy water
The process of consecrating the salt and exorcising the water only involves connecting with the channels and meditating upon them by doing the following:
• Centre yourself and connect fully with whatever you call the benevolent flow of the universe. Allow that connection to come fully through you so that it radiates through your hands.
• Place the palm of your hand (Right hand if right-handed, Left if left-handed) over the water/salt and sense the benevolent energy flowing into every atom and molecule of the water/salt
• With slow and calm intention, think or say some spiritual and proclaimatory words over the channels (Salt & Water)
Types of Holy Water
There is no official teaching about the superiority of one sort of holy water over another. The opinion cited by the priest is a common one among exorcists and emerges from their experience that using solemnly blessed holy water vexes the demons during an exorcism more than simply blessed holy water.
Solemnly blessed holy water is mixed with blessed salt. And both the salt and the water are exorcised before they are blessed. The purpose of an exorcism is to cast away any demonic presence before the blessing is conferred. Some theologians, including St. Thomas Aquinas, have held that exorcisms before certain blessings (and especially before baptism) increase the fruitfulness of what the blessing effects.
Use and storage of Holy water
Sprinkling with holy water is used as a sacramental that recalls baptism. In the West the blessing of the water is traditionally accompanied by exorcism and by the addition of exorcised and blessed salt.
Holy water is kept in the holy water font, which is typically located at the entrance to the church (or sometimes in a separate room or building called a baptistery). Smaller vessels, called stoups, are usually placed at the entrances of the church, to enable people to sprinkle themselves with it on entering. In recent years, with the concerns over influenza, new holy water machines that work like an automatic soap dispenser have become popular.
In the Middle Ages the power of holy water was considered so great that in some places fonts had locked covers to prevent the theft of holy water for unauthorized magic practices. The Constitutions of Archbishop Edmund Rich (1236) prescribe that: “Fonts are to be kept under lock and key, because of witchcraft (sortilege). Similarly the chrism and sacred oil are kept locked up.
Proper disposal of Holy Water
In Catholicism, holy water, as well as water used during the washing of the priest’s hands at Mass, is not allowed to be disposed of in regular plumbing. Roman Catholic churches will usually have a special basin (a Sacrarium) that leads directly into the ground for the purpose of proper disposal. A hinged lid is kept over the holy water basin to distinguish it from a regular sink basin, which is often just beside it. Items that contained holy water are separated, drained of the holy water, and then washed in a regular manner in the adjacent sink.