Friday, January 6, 2012

Today is Blessed Chalk Day!

Did you know that?

Yes.  It was tradition that chalks be blessed today on the Feast of the Epiphany.

Also known as Feast of the Epiphany, Three Kings Day, or Theophany, this Feast is a great and very important Feast in memory of Jesus showing His glory in 3 ways: as an infant to the Magi, at His baptism, and at His first miracle at the wedding in Cana. So important is this Feast, that it is a Holy Day of Obligation in many parts of the Catholic world, though not presently in the Philippines, which is now celebrated on the Second Sunday of January.

Let us revive this practice. Bless chalks; bless water; bless our homes and sprinkle each room with blessed water, and write on top of the door jambs above doors -

20 C+M+B 12

The numbers are the years:  20 and 12.  And the letters are the names of the Three Wise Men who sought not the Earthly King, but the Heavenly and Godly King, whom they worshiped and adored once they found Him.

The thing is...if you can find a priest who would bless the challks and Epiphany water...

Here is how you should do it.

The thing above the M is a small crown.  :)

1 comment:

  1. writing these symbols is not a problem.. indeed the problem is finding a priest to bless the chalk and epiphany water.. lol