BLESSING OF WINE
on the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist (December 27)
At the end of the principal Mass on the feast of St. John,
Apostle and Evangelist, after the last Gospel, the priest, retaining all
vestments except the maniple, blesses wine brought by the people. This
is done in memory and in honor of St. John, who drank without any ill
effects the poisoned wine offered to him by his enemies.
Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
Let us pray.
If it please you, Lord God, bless + and consecrate + this vessel of wine
(or any other beverage) by the power of your right hand; and grant
that, through the merits of St. John, apostle and evangelist, all your
faithful who drink of it may find it a help and a protection. As the
blessed John drank the poisoned potion without any ill effects, so may
all who today drink the blessed wine in his honor be delivered from poisoning and similar harmful
things. And as they offer themselves body and soul to you, may they
obtain pardon of all their sins; through Christ our Lord.
Lord, bless + this creature drink, so that it may be a health-giving
medicine to all who use it; and grant by your grace that all who taste
of it may enjoy bodily and spiritual health in calling on your holy
name; through Christ our Lord.
May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit, come on this wine (or any other beverage) and remain always.
It is sprinkled with holy water. If the blessing is given
privately outside of Mass, the priest is vested in surplice and stole
and performs the ceremony as given above.