Epiphany Blessing for your home
Here is one simple form of an Epiphany blessing for our homes.  Over the years I
have been able to obtain blessed chalk and also specially blessed Epiphany holy water but
these are not absolutely imperative.
+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 the 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 come 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 Father'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)

(it looks like this: +20+C+M+B+14+)

These words mean. "May Christ bless this house". (Each word could be written by a different member of the household.)
or optionally you may use the names of the Magi

(write the first half of the current year)
(write the other half of the year)

(Each name could be written by a different member of the household.)

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.

Here also is a prayer (best done by a priest but I rather think we have some authority in
our own homes) that Fr. Z posted:

Therefore, accursed dragon and every diabolical legion, we adjure you by the living +
God, by the true + God, by the holy + God, by the God who so loved the world that He gave
His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but shall have life
everlasting; cease your deception of the human race and your giving them to drink of the
poison of everlasting damnation; desist from harming the Church and fettering her
freedom. Begone Satan, you father and teacher of lies and enemy of mankind. Give place to
Christ in whom you found none of your works; give place to the one, holy, Catholic, and
apostolic Church, which Christ Himself purchased with His blood. May you be brought low
under God’s mighty hand. May you tremble and flee as we call upon the holy and awesome
name of Jesus, before whom hell quakes, and to whom the virtues, powers, and dominations
are subject; whom the cherubim and seraphim praise with unwearied voices, saying: Holy,
holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!
(01-04-2014, 06:11 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: http://www.fisheaters.com/customschristmas8.html


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