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The Litany of the Saints is sung, during which time all kneel. The feast of manifestation, or Epiphany, is traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th.

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The sign may then remain on your door until the wind and rain wash it away. Philip Kosloski Jan 05, It is a powerful blessing that lasts the whole year. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Janusz Iwan blesses envelopes filled with chalk and incense to be disturbed to parishioners at St.

The inscription is made of chalk, a product of clay, which recalls the human nature taken by the Adorable and Eternal Word of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, by the power of the Holy Ghost. Grant that they who use it with faith in Thy most holy Name, and with it inscribe upon the entrance of their homes the names of Thy Saints, Caspar, Melchior, and Baltassar, may through their merits and intercession enjoy health of body and protection of soul.

Write the inscription: Using the chalk, and taking turns, make the following inscription above the outside of your door.

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This blessing can be performed simply by just writing the inscription and offering a short prayer, or more elaborately, including songs, prayers, processions, the burning of incense, and the sprinkling of holy water.

Or gather at your church to chalk the church entrance.

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Find some chalk: Any color will do! The initials of the Magi are inscribed upon the doors with the blessed chalk. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. At the end of either, the antiphon given above is repeated. It is as fitting a time as any to remember the gift of our own homes. Smith, Bishop of Arizona After more than thirty years as a clergyman, I thought I knew all the customs and traditions that that could be found in the Episcopal church. All: And let my cry come unto Thee. These can then be brought home and used to perform the ritual. The celebrant then says the Pater Noster silently until: V. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

It is a beautiful blessing, one that brings many graces upon those who practice it in faith and is an added protection against any spiritual enemies that may be lurking around. Fill us with the light of Christ, that our concern for others may reflect your love.

Smigielski's family uses a "K" instead of "C" for the Polish spelling of Kaspar.

Epiphany house blessing 2019

Then the celebrant sings: V. The inscription is made of chalk, a product of clay, which recalls the human nature taken by the Adorable and Eternal Word of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, by the power of the Holy Ghost. Let us pray. Chalk for each family is also blessed so that they may mark the names of the Three Magi over their doors, as a witness of the Faith, to beseech salvific benefits, and protection against evil. Bless us and all who are gathered here. Grant that those who will use it with faith in your most holy name, and with it inscribe on the doors of their homes the names of your saints, Casper, Melchior, and Baltassar, may through their merits and intercession enjoy health in body and protection of soul; through Christ our Lord. Bless, O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity, the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfillment of Thy law, the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows. The crosses represent the protection of the Precious Blood of Christ, whom we invoke, and the holiness of the Three Magi sanctified by their adoration of the Infant Christ. It is a beautiful blessing, one that brings many graces upon those who practice it in faith and is an added protection against any spiritual enemies that may be lurking around. Lastly, the Te Deum is sung.
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Chalking the Door: An Epiphany House Blessing