Monday, January 3, 2011

Three King's Blessing

We performed  the Three King's Blessing in our home last night to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.  We used chalk which was blessed by our parish priest on the Feast of the Epiphany, we marked the door jamb with a 20 + C + M + B + 11 on the entrance of our door. 

20 refers to the century, 11 refers to our new year and C, M, B represent the names tradition gives to the wise men:

Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar



In this brochure from our church, we were given the prayers to be said and scripture from the holy Gospel according to John:

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 into being AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND MADE HIS DWELLING AMONG US and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father's only Son, Full of grace and truth.

It was a wonderful way to start off our new year!

5 comments:

  1. beautiful. my husband will lead or epiphany blessing on jan 6, the traditional feast day. we can't wait.

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  2. Awesome post! Very inspiring!

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  3. Nice blog. It is great. In fact, I did this too!

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  4. Thanks for sharing Noreen! God bless you. Bill

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  5. thanks for sharing!! What a wonderful way to start out the new year.

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