Re: [Slovak-World] The Eastern European Blessing of Homes for the New Year
- On 1/4/2011 8:14 AM, Greg wrote:
>When I was in college, the monks blessed the various classrooms using 19
> Are you planning to get your home blessed this coming week.
> Anyone have a home blessing tradition they would like to share?
C + M + B 50 in chalk over the doors of the classrooms. This stood
for the century, Caspar and Melchior and Balthazar, and the year. This
year the blessing would be 20, C + M +B, 11. We students irreverently
said that this stood for 20 Cases of Monastery Beer, $11.
When our Slovak church was in existence, the pastor would visit the
families and bless each house. Since we no longer have a Slovak
church, chalk is blessed and given to the family with the blessing to be
said by the family.
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