|Artistic depiction of Holy Trinity, |
"Holy Trinity" by Hendrick Van Balen
Grant me the gift of piety, so that I may serve You for the future with increased fervor, follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations, and observe your divine precepts with greater fidelity.
Grant me the gift of knowledge, so that I may know the things of God and, enlightened by Your holy teaching, may walk, without deviation, in the path of eternal salvation.
Grant me the gift of fortitude, so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of the devil, and all the dangers of this world which threaten the salvation of my soul.
Grant me the gift of counsel, so that I may choose what is more conducive to my spiritual advancement and may discover the wiles and snares of the tempter.
Grant me the gift of understanding, so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries and by contemplation of heavenly things detach my thoughts and affections from the vain things of this miserable world.
Grant me the gift of wisdom, so that I may rightly direct all my actions, referring them to God as my last end; so that, having loved Him and served Him in this life, I may have the happiness of possessing Him eternally in the next. Amen. 
Have a sip of the Water, Sprinkle some on Your bed, sheets and pillow, and pour the rest over Your head. Using “Holy Spirit oil” ( or Master key oil, or King Solomon wisdom oil, If You lack Holy spirit oil ) draw a cross on Your forehead. It is done.
Midsummer, St John the Baptist and Holy day of Voodoo
|Bayou St. John in New Orleans, where "the magick happens"|
So technically on the 23rd June eve, in New Orleans, the head-washing ( lave tet ) initiatory ceremonies are held, as well as ceremonies of honoring Loa Marie Leveaux ; all appropriated with drum music, dances, lighting candles on Mamzelle’s altar , and leaving offerings in form of head ribbons, gris gris of all kind, Catholic Saint medallions or Catholic food. People that wish to get initiated, must come dressed in new white clothes, and bring good will and offering to Marie Leveaux. 
|People singing ritual songs on the Holy Day of Voodoo, at|
St. John's Bayou, from 2011th
NOTES: This article was written and composed by myself, so If You wish to use any part of it elsewhere online feel free but add credits: Shadow of Shadows magick place, Shadowemail@example.com , or , a direct link to this post
CREDITS AND REFRENCES:
 as described at http://orthodoxwiki.org/Pentecost
 Retrieved from : http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith7080
 retrieved from, http://catholicism.about.com/od/prayers/qt/Prayer_Gifts_HS.htm , posted here for educational purposes, without any ill intentions
 According to Miss Denise Alvarado as stated in her Examiner.com post here: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-holy-day-of-voodoo-st-john-s-eve
 Retrieved from the same source as under 
IMAGE CREDITS : The image depicting Holy Trinity is from:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrick_van_balen_Holy_trinity.jpg used here for educational and explanatory purposes only , without any ill will
the second image is from: http://blog.nola.com/news_impact/2008/12/large_bayoux075.jpg , the third image depicting people during ritual is from http://fsjna.org/2011/06/real-voodoo-on-the-bayou/ used without ill will, for illustrative purposes here. Both second and the third picture were edited by myself