This from yesterday.

Epiphany begins today with the visit of the wise men.  Christmas is officially over and the Epiphany season begins.  God is shining forth His glory in the face of His beloved Son.

We don’t know much about the wise men and there are many legends that have grown up around them.  Because they came and blessed Jesus and worshipped Him is an house there is a catholic tradition for blessing house today with prayer and then chalking them with

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The letters have two meanings. They are the initials of the customary names of the Three Magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. They also abbreviate the Latin words “Christus Mansionem Benedicat”, “May Christ bless the house”. The year is divided before and after the these letters.  The crosses (+) represent the protection of the Christ.

 

 

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