Botezul si re-botezul ambarcatiunii

In cazul unei ambarcatiuni noi ceremonia este mai simpla.
Toti musafirii la bord, copii, Secundarita, Capitanul. Acesta din urma folosindu-se de clopotul de bord ori de siflie aduce toata suflarea la buna liniste.


A) Preotul cu rugaciunea:

"The Liturgy of the Word

Psalm 107

Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the mighty waters;
they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep.
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their calamity;
they reeled and staggered like drunkards, and were at their wits' end.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out from their distress;
he made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

A reading from the Gospel of Matthew:

(Matthew13 :13 -23)

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.
When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat."
They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish."
And he said, "Bring them here to me."
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

The Blessing of the Vessel

Let us pray.

O Thou Eternal God, who in the beginning did cause light and life to break forth out of darkness and chaos. Who separated the heavens from the earth, the land from the sea. Who with lavish hand caused broad prairies to appear for the growing of grain, streams and flowing waters for the giving of life, vast oceans and lakes for the bearing of commerce and the enjoyment of your children. Who created humanity in Your own image to the end that in the enjoyment of life we might glorify You. We ask Your blessing upon us and Your presence with us at this time of dedication.
We are gathered on this important occasion to do honour to those who, by the ingenuity of mind, conceived this vessel; to give praise to those by dint of skill and effort transformed her from raw materials into a proud and beautiful vessel.
We pray for all who will sail in her, be with them in the times of elation and trial, be with them in the quiet watches of the night and give them strength for every time of testing.


We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water.
Over water the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation.
Through water you led the children of Israel out of their bondage into freedom.
In the waters of the Jordan you revealed your Son, Jesus Christ, to us in baptism.
Jesus and his disciples were people of the water, familiar with small boats. Jesus traveled in boats, taught from boats, performed miracles in boats, and sought the solitude and quiet of small boats to escape the crowds and refresh himself.
Small boats carried the Good News of Jesus to all ends of the earth from the journeys of St. Paul, through the journeys of St. Columba and St. Brendan the Navigator to our present time.
We ask your blessing on this creation of human hands and all who sail in her.
Make her a place of refuge and refreshment, a source of strength and fulfillment and a vehicle of adventure and exploration.
We ask this in the name God, Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier


The Naming of the Vessel

A bottle of Champagne is un-corked and sprayed on the bow of the vessel with the words:
"I name this ship (*) and may she
bring fair winds and good fortune to all who
sail on her.


May the Lord fill her sails with fair wind,
support her hull in inviting seas,
guide our hands upon her tiller toward pleasant places
and always bring her to a safe and welcoming harbour.


The Dismissal

The celebrant concludes with the following blessing
"The Lord bless us and keep us.
The Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us.
The Lord look upon us with favour and grant us peace.


Items bearing the name of the vessel, such as the log-book and life ring, may now be carried aboard.

B)Toasting of (*) and her crew.

"For thousands of years, we have gone to sea. We have crafted vessels to carry us and we have called them by name. These ships will nurture and care for us through perilous seas, and so we affectionately call them "she."
To them we toast, and ask to celebrate (*)

(everybody raises their plastic glass filled with champagne or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and shouts):


TO (*)
(everybody takes a sip)

The moods of the sea are many, from tranquil to violent. We ask that this ship be given the strength to carry on.
The keel is strong and she keeps out the pressures of the sea.
(again the glasses are raised, and the assemblage shouts):

TO THE SEA...TO THE SAILORS OF OLD...TO THE SEA!" (everybody takes another sip)

Today we come to name this lady (*) and send her to sea to be cared for, and to care for the (**)family. We ask the sailors of old and the mood of God that is the sea to accept (*) as her name, to help her through her passages, and allow her to return with her crew safely.
(again, with the raising of the glasses):

(a last, long sip by all)"

Now pour champagne over the bow to appease King Neptune, and lay a branch of green leaves on the deck to ensure safe returns.

(breaking the bottle across her prow is optional for a recreational vessel, and should be done only if all safety precautions have been taken, and after the bottle has been properly scored for a clean break.)

(*)-name of the boat
(**)-owners' family name
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In cazul unei ambarcatiuni la mina a doua in care noul proprietar schimba numele acesteia(aici vorbesc si din experienta personla), ceremonia este nitel mai complicata dar neaparat necesara altfel, se spune ca cel ce ignora aceasta nu face altceva decit sa invite ghinionul la bord.

Iata ce au de spus unii referitor la aceasta:

I once knew a man in Florida who told me he'd owned 24 different yachts and renamed every single one of them. "Did it bring you bad luck?" I asked. "Not that I'm aware of," he said. "You don't believe in those old superstitions, do you?" Well, yes. Matter of fact, I do. And I'm not alone. Actually, it's not so much being superstitious as being v-e-r-y careful. It's an essential part of good seamanship. Some years ago, when I wanted to change the name of my newly purchased 31-foot sloop from Our Way to Freelance, I searched for a formal "denaming ceremony" to wipe the slate clean in preparation for the renaming. I read all the books, but I couldn't find one. What I did learn, though, was that such a ceremony should consist of five parts: an invocation, an expression of gratitude, a supplication, a re-dedication and a libation. So I wrote my own short ceremony. Vigor's inter-denominational denaming ceremony. It worked perfectly. Freelance carried me and my family many thousands of deep-sea miles both north and south of the equator, and we enjoyed good luck all the way. I used the same ceremony recently to change the name of my newly acquired Santana 22 from Zephyr to Tagati, a Zulu word that means "magic," or "bewitched." We're hoping she'll sail like a witch when I finally get her in the water this summer after an extensive refit. I'll give you the exact wording of Vigor's denaming ceremony, but first you must remove all physical traces of the boat's old name. Take the old log book ashore, along with any other papers that bear the old name. Check for offending books and charts with the name inscribed. Be ruthless. Sand away the old name from the lifebuoys, transom, top-side, dinghy, and oars. Yes, sand it away. Painting over is not good enough. You're dealing with gods here, you understand, not mere dumb mortals. If the old name is carved or etched, try to remove it or, at the very minimum, fill it with putty and then paint over. And don't place the new name anywhere on the boat before the denaming ceremony is carried out. That's just tempting fate. How you conduct the ceremony depends entirely on you. If you're the theatrical type, and enjoy appearing in public in your yacht club blazer and skipper's cap, you can read it with flair on the foredeck before a gathering of distinguished guests. But if you find this whole business faintly silly and embarrassing, and only go along with it because you're scared to death of what might happen if you don't, you can skulk down below and mumble it on your own. That's perfectly okay. The main thing is that you carry it out. The words must be spoken. I compromised by sitting in Tagati's cockpit with the written-out ceremony folded into a newspaper, so that any passerby would think I was just reading the news to my wife, sitting opposite. Enough people think I'm nuts already. Even my wife has doubts. The last part of the ceremony, the libation, must be performed at the bow, just as it is in a naming ceremony. There are two things to watch out for here. Don't use cheap-cheap champagne, and don't try to keep any for yourself. Buy a second bottle if you want some. Use a brew that's reasonably expensive, based on your ability to pay, and pour the whole lot on the boat. One of the things the gods of the sea despise most is meanness, so don't try to do this bit on the cheap. What sort of time period should elapse between this denaming ceremony and a new naming ceremony? There's no fixed time. You can do the renaming right after the denaming, if you want, but I personally would prefer to wait at least 24 hours to give any lingering demons a chance to clear out. (Scroll down for the wording of the ceremony.) Afterwards Now you can pop the cork, shake the bottle and spray the whole of the contents on the bow. When that's done, you can quietly go below and enjoy the other bottle yourself. Incidentally, I had word from a friend last month that the Florida yachtsman I mentioned earlier had lost his latest boat, a 22-foot trailer-sailer. Sailed her into an overhead power line. Fried her. She burned to the waterline. Bad luck? Not exactly. He and his crew escaped unhurt. He was just very careless. He renamed her, as usual, without bothering to perform Vigor's famous interdenominational denaming ceremony. And this time, at long last, he got what he deserved.

Denaming Ceremony

D) "In the name of all who have sailed aboard this ship in the past, and in the name of all who may sail aboard her in the future, we invoke the ancient gods of the wind and the sea to favor us with their blessing today. "Mighty Neptune, king of all that moves in or on the waves; and mighty Aeolus (pronounced EE-oh-lus), guardian of the winds and all that blows before them: "We offer you our thanks for the protection you have afforded this vessel in the past. We voice our gratitude that she has always found shelter from tempest and storm and enjoyed safe passage to port. "Now, wherefore, we submit this supplication, that the name whereby this vessel has hitherto been known (_____), be struck and removed from your records. "Further, we ask that when she is again presented for blessing with another name, she shall be recognized and shall be accorded once again the selfsame privileges she previously enjoyed. "In return for which, we rededicate this vessel to your domain in full knowledge that she shall be subject as always to the immutable laws of the gods of the wind and the sea. "In consequence whereof, and in good faith, we seal this pact with a libation offered according to the hallowed ritual of the sea."

Bineinteles, dupa ceremonia de stergere a vechiului nume urmeaza botezul.

Pe meleagurile noastre care este rinduiala?

Ultima editare:
Nu ar fi mai simplu dacă ne-ai face un rezumat tradus al acestor materiale copy/paste?
Sau, mai bine, dai linkul însoţit de o scurtă explicaţie? În oceanul acesta de informaţii, nu avem timp să citim zilnic Shogunul, mai ales în alte limbi!
"Nu ar fi mai simplu dacă ne-ai face un rezumat tradus al acestor materiale copy/paste?"

Cum sa nu?

Sa am iertare daca ma repet.


Deci, dupa cuma spuneam, ambarcatiune nou-nouta, la bord, Capitanul, Secundarita, copii, alti membri ai familiei, musafiri cu mic cu mare, voie buna, zarva mare.
Capitanul aduce la buna liniste toata suflarea de la bord. Ambarcatiunea mai maricica dotata cu clopot de bord, se foloseste de el, mai mica, se foloseste de siflie.Dupa ce linistea s-a asternut urmeaza Preotul cu rugaciunea, A). Am ales confesinunea romano-catolica. Probabil celelate confesiuni au traditia si rugaciunea lor. De la unii atei am inteles ca botezul ambarcatiunii la el consta in: beat manga, pe urma frina serioasa cu docu' :D.
Rugaciunea este compusa din 3 parti. Tradus in graiul profesoral ar echivala cu introducere, cuprins si incheiere.

Dupa serviciul religios, urmeaza puncutl B) la bautura :). Skipperul trece la timona, bineinteles, cu paharul in mina, tine micuta cuvintare traditionala pe timpul careia se cinsteste intru numele ambarcatiunii, apelor, marinarilor trecuti la cele vesnice, cerind si el la rindul lui ca Atotputernicul sa fie blind si bun cu ambarcatiunea sa la vreme dusmanoasa. Normal, ca C(e)
urmeaza este de la sine :), petrecere la bord dar, ATENTIE, BORDUL AMBARCATIUNII TREBUIE SA RAMINA LA DOCK NU INTR-ALTA PARTE!

In cazul unei ambarcatiuni cumparate la mina a doua care are un nume buclucas ca ROCK FINDER, DOCK BREAKER...sau ori care alt nume pe care noul proprietar nu-l poate suferi, schimbarea numelui acesteia implica alta ceremonie.

In cazul ambarcatiunilor mici, D-ul si apoi un C(serios) :) sint des intilnite.
Probabil ca in cazul ambarcatiunilor mai mari 50'+ si mai de pret intervine mai intii serviciul religios si pe urma datina marinareasca.Personal, daca ar fi vorba de ceva de la jumate de milion in sus, mai intai as aduce Preotul sa faca sfestania, sa binecuvinteze si sa arunce toti dracii clandestini peste bord dupa care as "trece la timona".

Asadar, ABCD-arul botezului si rebotezului ambarcatiunii a fost deschis.

D-le Profesor, hai sa ne unim cu totii si sa eliminam analfabetismul rinduielilor marinaresti, odata pentru totdeauna!


P.S. L-am mutat pe lautar. Acuma cinta la masa cu "Muzica (sub)marinareasca".
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"Devotamentul faţă de Bush nu se numără printre lucrurile pentru care aş invidia pe cineva"

Indura, indura, indura!

20 Ianuarie/09 se apropie. Irakul ai Afghanistanul vor fi doar o particica din "pacea" sforarilor din spatele lui Barak Hussein Obama de Casablanca!


Il vei regreta pe Bush. La fel multi altii!