Why do you bring bread salt and wine to a new home?
It's an old tradition with roots in Russia, Judaism, Christianity, and many Eastern European cultures. Many people probably know it from Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life", when George and Mary Bailey welcome the Martinis into their new home. Mary: Bread... that this house may never know hunger. [Mary hands a loaf of bread to Mrs. Martini] Mary: Salt... that life may always have flavor. [Mary hands a box of salt to Mrs. Martini] George Bailey: And wine... that joy and prosperity may reign forever. Enter the Martini Castle. [George hands Mr. Martini a bottle of wine]
There's a few variations. Many know the "Bread, so this house may never know hunger; salt, so that life may always have flavor and wine, that joy and prosperity may reign forever" from It's a Wonderful Life, but it likely didn't originate with the film. I've also heard money, so that you may never be poor used or possibly substituted for wine, particularly if the new home owners do not drink.
check this out: http://judaism.about.com/library/3_askrabbi_o/bl_simmons_newhome.htm "Question What is the custom of bringing salt and bread to a new home about? Can you explain it and is there a 3rd item that is suppose to be brought? Answer The idea is to make a small party as means to get to know the new neighbors. The bread (and salt) is the main items in a meal - (source: "Code of Jewish Law" O.C. 177:1; 167:5). We also…
Depending on the people and their tastes any of the following: - a good bottle of wine (wine accessories are a nice added touch) - a living plant -a house plant is nice, but if the new home is a house, and the time is right, something for the garden is great. - a loaf of fresh bread (not sliced) and a bag of salt are a traditional gift wishing the house and the new…
If It's a Wonderful Life is to be believed "Bread - that this house may never know hunger. Salt - that life may always have flavour. Wine - that joy and prosperity may reign forever." There are also Traditional dishes such as Irish Scallops with culcanan Potato on a bed of freshly cut bacon and black pudding. I know my family also brings a penny for fortune and luck.
The Bread represents the body and The Spirit of Christ. The Wine represents the blood of Christ. the representation came from the last supper when Jesus said to his disphiles "Take this all of you and eat it. it is the bread of my body." He picked up the bottle of wine. " Take this all of you and drink it. it is my blood. drink it so you shall be with me forever and…
In the protestant churches, the bread and wine are seen as symbols of the Body and Blood of Christ. To protestants, the miracle of the Eucharist is the actual receiving of the bread and wine in faith, in obedience to Christ's request to do so as a memorial to him, and its importance is what goes on in ones heart as one receives the bread and wine.
Christ told his disciples to eat his symbolic body in the form of bread and to drink his symbolic blood in the form of wine as a remembrance. Paul told the disciples to examine themselves so that they do not eat and drink of the bread and wine unworthily; they will bring damnation to themselves if they do.
A: No, not really. Catholics are taught that the bread and wine are literally changed into the body and blood of Jesus, although they retain all the physical and chemical characteristics of bread and wine. Protestants, perhaps more realistically, believe that the bread and wine are only symbolic of the body and blood of Jesus.
You are invited for drinks before going out to a restaurant for dinner - should you bring a bottle of wine?
What gifts do George and Mary Bailey give the Martini family when they move into their new home in Bailey Park?
Transubstantiation--The bread and wine of the Holy Sacrament become the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Only the accidents of bread and wine remain. Consubstantiation--An error which maintains that the Savior unites Himself for a short period of time to the bread and wine which remain fully and completely bread and wine.
Chiristians use bread and wine in their religion, if you are christened as a christian it is usually protocall to turn up for a consecutive three Sundays afterwards and line up to drink a sip of wine and a piece of stale bread. This symbolises that you are accepting God's food and that a piece of Jesus is rested upon you. The wine symbolises Jesus' blood and the bread symbolises his body. Jews use bread…