Epiphany Inscription Over the Doorway of the Home

20 + C + M + B + 14

Background to Blessing
Home Blessing

(Prayed on the Solemnity of the Epiphany)

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Read the Prologue of Saint John’s Gospel 

The Our Father

you revealed your Son to the nations
by the guidance of a star.
Lead us to your glory in heaven
by the light of faith.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Write the inscription for this year:
20 + C + M + B + 16
above your front door with blessed chalk.


The following prayer may be said while the lintel is marked:

The three Wise Men, C for Caspar, M for Melchior, and B for Balthazar, followed the star of God’s Son who became man. 20, two thousand and 16, Sixteen years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. May this Epiphany Blessing be a reminder that Christ is incarnate in the love and care we manifest to each other in our ordinary daily lives together. Amen.

Final Prayer:

May Christ bless this house.

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