Outdoor Assumption Mass with “Blessing of the Sea”
St. Mary Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446
Start Date and Time:
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.
End Date and Time
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 12:30 p.m.
CELEBRATE THE ASSUMPTION AT SAINT MARY CENTER, LANSDALE
The residents of St. Mary Center in Lansdale extend an invitation to join them for an outdoor Mass with our own version of the “Blessing of the Sea” celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Tuesday, Aug. 15 beginning at 11 a.m. Tents and folding chairs will be provided and refreshments will be served following Mass. All are welcome to attend. St. Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, part of Catholic Health Group, is located at 701 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA 19446.
The custom of “blessing the sea” on the Feast of the Assumption is said to have originated in Italy in the 15th century when a bishop traveling from Venice during a storm at sea on the Feast of the Assumption prayed and threw his ring into the sea from a ship and the waters were calmed. Some ceremonies today include throwing a ring or wreath of flowers from a boat into the water, symbolizing the union of the earth and the sea and giving rise to the name, “wedding of the sea.”
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