Blessing Rabbit's Feet

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    Is it possible to bless certain items such as rabbit's feet in an orthodox Anglican church or is this something that is only done in the Episcopal branch?
     
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    Seems like useless superstition (not blessing objects but an object meant to bring 'luck')
     
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    It didn't bring much luck to the rabbit though, did it. In spite of the rabbit being much more intimately connected to it. So, useless superstition seems an accurate assessment of the item.
     
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    True, it's often said in response to the concept of rabbit's feet as a luck item to begin with. However, some traditions say it only becomes enchanted if the rabbit is caught and killed under a full moon, or something of that sort, but then you have to ask why this only applies to rabbit's feet and not to other objects under similar conditions.
     
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    Superstitions like not walking under a ladder, not putting your shoes on the table, not putting an umbrella up indoors etc. I can see some point in, but rabbits feet, charms, crystals, lucky stones and the like are the beginnings of 'turning to the mysterious dark side', in my opinion. Can you imagine Jesus with a rabbits foot in his pocket, expecting it to save him from crucifixion?
     
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