Q. Does holy water have magical powers?
A. No. But it is matter that is “spirit-bearing” which brings the blessing of God, cleansing, healing, and can be used for every purpose that is expedient.
Q. Where should I keep the holy water?
A. Some keep the holy water in their icon corner and others in the refrigerator.
Q. When should I drink holy water?A. When you feel a spiritual need, that is when you find yourself strongly tempted; feel in an evil way; are about to set out on a journey; will miss the divine services; before a difficult encounter; in illness, afflictions, etc.. It is the custom of some pious people to take a drink of holy water the first thing every day before they eat or drink anything else (not on days when they receive Holy Communion).