Epiphany Home Blessing


#1

We are planning to do the Epiphany blessing for our home. I have two questions:

Does the chalk have to be blessed?

Does it matter which member of the household does the blessing?


#2

Bump.

Also, as I understand it, it is traditionally the head of household who does the blessing


#3

Was intrigued so I looked it up. This website has the basic instructions and a blessing for the chalk:


But I guess the numbers would be 20 and 19 :slight_smile:


#4

As far as I know, Yes.

Well, back in the day, the Parish Priest used to Bless parishioners houses. Not anymore…


#5

Yep, just bring some chalk with you to Mass (daily Mass or this weekend Sunday Masses) and ask Father to bless it. Do a whole box and then you will likely have enough for a lifetime!!


#6

Thank you everyone. I’ll try to get some chalk blessed between now and Epiphany.


#7

When we moved here four years ago, I noticed the blessings on the exterior door frames. I was glad to learn what they were and have left them in place. More blessings never hurt anyone!


#8

We were blessed to have an FSSP priest do the blessing last year with incense and all.


#9

Praise the Lord!


#10

From the Byzantine Rite:

Just thought I’d share :slight_smile:


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