Friday, May 25, 2012

National Wine Day!

Today is National Wine Day! I love to have wine to celebrate our Liturgical Feast Days and I think today would be a great day to try a wine you've never tried. I am ending the night with a glass of Lucky Duck Riesling!

Blessing of the Wine
*Normally used on the Feast of St John on December 28th*

Graciously bless and sanctify, O Lord God, this wine and this drink with Thy right hand, and grant that by the merits of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist, all who believe in Thee and partake of this wine may be blessed and protected. And as Saint John drank poison from a cup and was unharmed, so may all those who this day drink of this cup in honor of Saint John be preserved from all poisoning and other harmful things, and as they offer themselves to Thee in body and soul may they be free of all guilt. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bless, O Lord, this drink which Thou hast created, that it may be a salutary remedy for all who partake of it, and grant that all who taste of it may, by invoking Thy holy name, receive health for body and soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

And may the blessing of Almighty God, of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, come down upon this wine and any other drink, and remain forever. Amen.

Have a Blessed Night!

2 comments:

  1. Very well said. Welcome to St. Blogs directory. I'd like to invite you to participate in Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. This week's host post is at http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2012/05/sunday-snippets-catholic-carnival_26.html

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    1. Thank you very much for the invite! I will check it out!

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