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Source: Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) New York, NY — The over 1,300 people in prison served by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry are used to receiving spiritual “blessings” in the mail, but February is a special month. February is the only time everyone receives an icon sprinkled with holy water.  “Prepare and quiet yourself,” the Blessing of the Cells service pamphlet begins. “Set up your icons, and place the icon card of the Baptism of Christ in a prominent position.” The icon cards we send have all been blessed at the service of Holy Theophany. The sacramental blessing is ready…