In those days I would often read other church bulletins where there was, invariably, a note announcing house blessings which ended with the words:
DO NOT FEED THE PRIEST!
Back then I always found that admonition odd … after all, in a small parish or mission setting, a priest may only have 10, 20, or 30 homes to bless over a two month period (from Theophany to the Great Fast) – and many times the families want the priest’s whole family to enjoy a meal. Believe me, it can be done!
And, hey … ya gotta eat … so why not feed the priest?
If you are a priest or parishioner in such a smaller setting, you know it can be a blessing.
But, I currently live in Houston.
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