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We are going for our sea trial tomorrow morning on Another Miracle, so we need to Christian the boat tonight (weird for a Jew like me to be calling it a Christianing, but I think it would be too extreme for me to hire a Moyle to cut off the tip of the bow).

I need a good, and simple, incantation to use for the ceremony to ward off the nargles. Any recommendations?


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Try this:
From the Renaming ceramony, but heck It should work.

calling Poseidon as follows:
Oh mighty and great ruler of the seas and oceans, to whom all ships and we who venture upon your vast domain are required to pay homage, implore you in your graciousness to take unto your records and recollection this worthy vessel hereafter and for all time known as (Here insert the new name you have chosen), guarding her with your mighty arm and trident and ensuring her of safe and rapid passage throughout her journeys within your realm.
In appreciation of your munificence, dispensation and in honor of your greatness, we offer these libations to your majesty and your court. (At this point, one bottle of Champagne, less one glass for the master and one glass for the mate are poured into the sea from West to East.)
Oh mighty rulers of the winds, through whose power our frail vessels traverse the wild and faceless deep, we implore you to grant this worthy vessel (Insert your boat’s new name) the benefits and pleasures of your bounty, ensuring us of your gentle ministration according to our needs.
(Facing north, pour a generous libation of Champagne into a Champagne flute and fling to the North as you intone Great Boreas, exalted ruler of the North Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your frigid breath.
(Facing west, pour the same amount of Champagne and fling to the West while intoning Great Zephyrus, exalted ruler of the West Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your wild breath.
(Facing east, repeat and fling to the East.) Great Eurus, exalted ruler of the East Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your mighty breath.
(Facing south, repeat, flinging to the South.) Great Notus, exalted ruler of the South Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your scalding breath.

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BTW, it's "christening"....

Noun 1. christening - giving a Christian name at baptism


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I'd second using the text from Vigor's renaming ceremony, since it is the part meant for the naming part of the re-naming ceremony, it should work just fine.

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BTW, it's "christening"....

Noun 1. christening - giving a Christian name at baptism


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Yeah, what he said.

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LMAO, it would probably be more painful to Dan.

My Christening (renaming) was simple. Stood on the bow and recited "I Christian thee (name of boat), took a swig of Rum poured the rest over the side (use airline bottle as not to waste) and went sailing.
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And you will need 3 bottles of the bubbly - One for the Gods - One for you - And one for me - Good luck and fair winds

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I am sure that those of the hebrew faith have a prayer or two for blessing a vessel. Check with your Rabbi, he may have an answer for you.
Have a coin or two under the mast for the ferry fee across the river Styx.
And keep the Moyle far far away from me.

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I suggest ending the ceremony with a good Mazel Tov!

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For a somewhat shorter version:

"I name this vessel _____________ May God bless her and all who sail upon her."

Just don't forget the drinking spirits.

The moyel only works if you have a bowsprit.
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