Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Epiphany Blessing.

I completely forgot about this on January 6. Duh! Reading my 1962 missal this morning jogged my memory.

+Epiphany Blessing Of A Home+

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 tfie 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 cme 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 Fahter'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)






(write the other half of the year)

These words mean. "May Christ bless this house".
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.


Leticia said...

Thanks, we just celebrated Epiphany and I realized I lost my copy of this prayer!

Anonymous said...

Leonie, did you know that the CMB stood for the names of the 3 Kings in Latin: Caspare, Melchior and Balthazar.20+CMB+08 can then be either Christus Mansionem Benedicat or the names of the 3 Kings! FrB.

Leonie said...

Thanks Fr - I think I remember reading that somewhee...