Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Bit of Easter Liturgical Fun

Blessing the feast is an ancient Catholic custom. You go shopping (all day on Saturday!) and you take the feast to the parish priest for the blessings.

No kidding, there are separate distinct liturgical blessings for each kind of food.

(Note shopping cart parked in the sacristy.)

The lamb, the bread, the eggs, the olive oil, the veg, the butter and cheese, the dolce and the beer.

With cassocks and surplices and everything.

You know you're in the right religion when they have a proper blessing for the beer.
Bene+dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.


1 comment:

BillyHW said...

Amen about the beer blessing. Is there a special blessing just for the Nutella?