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Re: [orthodox-synod] Bull's Blood

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  • rsjmil
    Bless. Glad to gladden your heart. Bull s Blood is actually a blend of four Hungarian (Magyar) wines, with names I would forbear from trying to pronounce, and
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 3, 2001
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      Bless.

      Glad to gladden your heart. Bull's Blood is actually a blend of four
      Hungarian (Magyar) wines, with names I would forbear from trying to
      pronounce, and it's all on a Website.
      But regarding its suitability for Altar use, I have no opinion.

      Jos M
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Father Maximos" <mga@...>
      To: <orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 2:51 PM
      Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] Bull's Blood


      > >This topic somehow caught my attention, resulting in learning that
      > >Bull's Blood is a Hungarian dark red wine. It seems that Eger
      > >Castle was under siege in 1552, and the defenders fortified their
      > >courage with large quantities with this dark red wine, and since
      > >they were probably agitated, they spilled a lot. The attackers saw
      > >all the red, and thought the defender's had been drinking bull's
      > >blood. Thereafter, that name stuck. This much of it is not an
      > >urban legend, but the name of a particular kind of wine. This is
      > >indicative but not conclusive proof that there should be no anxiety
      > >about it, for church use or any other.
      > >
      > >Joseph M
      > >
      >
      >
      > Dear Joseph,
      >
      > Thank you for defending the honour of my Magyar ( Hungarian)
      > forebears. I was a bit concerned at the thought of them drinking
      > blood ( particularly in wine). I can rest better tonight :)
      >
      >
      > Rev.Hieromonk Maximos
      > Ascension Monastery
      > Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
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