'''Asperges''' (from Latin ''aspergere'', ''to sprinkle'') is the ceremony of sprinkling the congregation with [[holy water]] at the beginning of the [[Liturgy of St. Tikhon of Moscow]] (normally [[Lord's Day|Sundays]] and high [[feast day|feast days]]) in the [[Western Rite]]. The liturgical impliments used by the celebrant for this ritual are a baton or brush for sprinkling, called an aspergill, and a vessel containing the water, called the asperorium.
The rite of sprinkling is accompanied by singing a portion of [[Psalms|Psalm]] 51:
== External links ==
* [http://home.comcast.net/~woca/divine_liturgy%20of%20St%20Tikhon.htm Text of the Liturgy of St. Tikhon of Moscow