Latin question regarding blessing


How do you say…

May God bless you in the name of etc.

I know the sign of the cross in latin but not the blessing part.



The form used in the liturgy is:

Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus, Pater et Filius et Spiritus Sanctus.

This literally means “May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”


That’s correct if addressed to a group of people. If it were to be addressed to a single person, replace “vos” with “te”.


Te pronounced like tea tay or te?


Thanks you.


Either tay or te, not tea. Both pronunciations are heard in ecclesiastical Latin. English speakers prefer “tay”, because the “short e” sound never occurs at the end of a word in English.


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