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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Feast of St. John

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Luke, Chapter 2, Verse 32
A light of revelation to the Gentiles and glory for your people Israel.

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Traditionally wine is blessed on the Feast of St. John. Wine if used in moderation is a good thing. Yet, sometimes it may cause an increase in our fears or make us fool hardy when speaking, giving us a false sense of courage. So blessing our wine is a good idea to dedicate its use for our good and not our detriment.

St. Johns wine blessing[1]

Holy Lord, Father Almighty, eternal God! You willed that Your Son, equal to You in agelessness and substance should descend from heaven and in the fullness of time be born of the most holy Virgin Mary. Thus He could seek the lost and wayward sheep and carry it on His shoulders to the sheepfold, and could cure the man fallen among robbers of his wounds by pouring in oil and wine. Deign now to bless and sanctify this wine which You produced for man's drink. Whoever drinks of it on this holy feast, grant him life in body and soul. By Your goodness, let it be to him strength to prosper him on the way, that his journey may come to a blessed end. Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Today is traditionally the fourth day of Christmas and the Four  Calling Birds from the song The 12 days of Christmas represent the four Gospels the Sacred Scripture: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.







[1] http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=46





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