Ask Ambrose: Seasonal Blessings

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Q: I’m looking for a variety of liturgical seasonal blessings to use at the end of the Holy Eucharist. The Book of Common Prayer only lists two such blessings in Rite I, and they are general blessings. Where might I find additional blessings that are season-specific? 

A: There are 21 seasonal blessings in The Book of Occasional Services (2003), beginning on p. 22. These are authorized for use within the Episcopal Church and should provide you with a variety of options.