It’s time for the Epiphany House Blessing. Look for blessed chalk at your Church this weekend!
Using blessed chalk, the head of the household says the following prayer while inscribing 20 + K + M + B + 12 outside, above, or near, the main door of the house:
The 3 wise men
and Balthasar followed the star of God’s Son who became man
and twelve years ago.
May Christ bless our home
and remain with us throughout this new year.
If others are present:
Almighty God, incline your ear.
May you bless us and all who are gathered here.
Send your holy angel who will defend us
and fill with grace all who live here. Amen.
You may also write ‘ora pro nobis’ (pray for us) underneath with a small crown above each of the three letters to represent the magi.