blessed or blessed


#1

Are the one syllable and two syllable “blessed” defined the same?


#2

Depends (at least in my opinion).

1 syllable = verb As in “The baby was blessed by a priest.”

2 syllables = adjective As in “Have a blessed (bless-ed) Christmas.”

Don’t know the official defination though.


#3

When it is used as the past tense of the verb “bless”, it has one syllable. When used as a description or a title (i.e. Blessed Mother Theresa), it has two syllables.


#4

Dear Dr. Colossus

Help me with this, will you, please?

In the Divine Praises, why do we say:
Blessed be God?

  • means*.]

If we are blessed by God, how, as creatures,
are we allowed to bless Him in return?

See my confusion on this?

Many thanks,
reen12


#5

[quote=reen12]Dear Dr. Colossus

Help me with this, will you, please?

In the Divine Praises, why do we say:
Blessed be God?

  • means*.]

If we are blessed by God, how, as creatures,
are we allowed to bless Him in return?

See my confusion on this?

Many thanks,
reen12
[/quote]

To bless is to show favor toward something or someone. When we say God has blessed us, it means He has shown His mercy and love to us in some way. When we say that we bless God, it means that we praise and honor Him. Does that help?


#6

Dear Dr. Colossus,

“Does that help?” quote, Dr. Colossus

It sure does. I’m going to memorize it so I
can remember.
Many thanks for clearing this up for me.
I’ve puzzeled over it for years!

reen12


#7

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