This blessing of the home and inscription of the initials of the three Magi above each door can be performed either by a priest or the father of the family.

The feast of manifestation, or Epiphany, is traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th.-Catholic Culture

We will be having our house blessing after our priest returns from his vacation. He did our house blessing last year and then we had a great party with lots of food and drinks. I can't wait to do it again!

Blessing of Chalk

V. Our help is the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

Let us pray.

Bless, O Lord God, this creature chalk
to render it helpful to your people.
Grant that they who use it in faith
and with it inscribe upon the doors of their homes
the names of your saints, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar,
may through their merits and intercession
enjoy health of body and protection of soul.
Through Christ our Lord.

And the chalk is sprinkled with Holy Water.

Epiphany House Blessing

All make the Sign of the Cross.

Head of Household: “Peace be to this house and: to all who dwell here, in the name of the Lord.

All: Blessed be God forever.

Reader: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be….. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-3.14)

Using chalk, write on the outside of your house, above or next to an entrance:

(write the first half of the current year)
+20
Christus
Mansionem
Benedicat
09+
(write the other half of the year)

Looks like this:

+20CMB09+

These words mean. “May Christ bless this house”. (Each word could be written by a different member of the household.)

Or optionally you may use the names of the Magi

(write the first half of the current year)
+20
Caspar
Melchior
Balthazar
09+
(write the other half of the year)

(Each name could be written by a different member of the household.)

All: Lord God of heaven and earth, you revealed your only begotten Son to every nation by the guidance of a star. Bless this house and all who inhabit it. May we be blessed with health, goodness of heart, gentleness and the keeping of your law. Fill us with the light of Christ, that our love for each other may go out to all. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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