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Blessings for Birds

Here is finally more of the Benedictiones ad Mensas. This is the section on birds: 73 Bless, o Christ king, the birds that are equal to fish Piscibus ęquipares benedic rex Christe volucres 74 May the cross bless this bird … Continue reading

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More Blessings for Fishes

Yet more from the 11th-century Benedictiones ad Mensas, completing the list of fish: 57 May a piece of such a large fish among our foods be blessed Pars tanti piscis nostris benedicta sit ęscis 58 May God not permit this … Continue reading

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Blessings for Fishes

More from the 11th century Benedictiones ad Mensas: The first part of a series of blessings for fish 39 We eat these cooked fish blessed with the cross Hos pisces coctos cruce sumamus benedictos 40 Bless these fish, you, who … Continue reading

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Blessings for Bread

The Benedictiones ad Mensas is the text that I came across recently and have been looking at in my copious spare time since then. They were produced by Ekkehart IV of St Gall, most likely initially written during his tenure … Continue reading

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