Latin question regarding blessing


#1

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.

Thanks.


#2

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.”


#3

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


#4

Te pronounced like tea tay or te?


#5

Thanks you.


#6

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.


#7

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