Monday, February 25, 2013

Home Blessing
Date: 1/12/2013 Album ID: 1594925
Photos by Bill Tarutis
The Rev. Carmen Bolock, pastor of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Duryea, left, blesses the Dianese home in Duryea as Angie, right, Guido, and Blake Dianese, 13 months, watch.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The Rev. Carmen Bolock inscribes '20+K+M+B+13' with chalk on the door of the Dianese home in Duryea.  The letters represent the names of the three kings Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, to provide protection against illness and misfortune during 2013.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The characters '20+K+M+B+13' are inscribed with chalk on the door of the Dianese home in Duryea.  The letters represent the names of the three kings Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, to provide protection against illness and misfortune during 2013. BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The Rev. Carmen Bolock explains the significance of the Polish National Catholic rite of blessing homes in preparation for the Epiphany.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Thirteen-month-old Blake Dianese, right, stands on the kitchen counter held by mom Angie as dad Guido looks on.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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