Daily Departures

Departing daily from the ordinary objects of my thoughts.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Beer unholy?

For those of you who think that beer is one of those "unholy" drinks, you'd better have a read below.

(From Baby Priest)
Beer Blessing
From the Rituale Romanum (no 58)

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. Amen

Bless, O Lord, this creature beer, that Thou hast been pleased to bring forth from the sweetness of the grain: that it might be a salutary remedy for the human race: and grant by the invocation of Thy holy name, that, whosoever drinks of it may obtain health of body and a sure safeguard for the soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Not that you have to say this prayer before each beer (and certainly not in Latin) but it's nice to know you have the option.


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