Epiphany Home Blessing Sign Layered Vintage Style
The Epiphany Home Blessing Sign is intended to be a permanent invitation for Christ's blessing on the home and all who enter. It measures approximately 16 x 6.25 inches and is pictured in stain finishes of dark walnut and golden oak AND white and black. The sign comes with holes cut from the wood for convenient hanging. The year numbers hang on a small nail so that they may be updated each year. Included with the purchase of this sign are the rounds for years 2023 - 2032. To use chalk is optional but, for our home, we will have our children trace the letters, symbols, numbers with chalk. We suggest getting the sign blessed, along with the year pieces.
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"Epiphany (also known as Twelfth Night, Theophany, or Three Kings Day) marks the occasion of a time-honored Christian tradition of “chalking the doors.” The formula for the ritual — adapted for 2023 — is simple: take chalk of any color and write the following above the entrance of your home: 20 + C + M + B + 23.
The letters have two meanings. First, they represent the initials of the Magi — Caspar, Malchior, and Balthazar — who came to visit Jesus in His first home. They also abbreviate the Latin phrase, Christus mansionem benedicat: “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross, and the “20” at the beginning and the “23” at the end mark the year. Taken together, this inscription is performed as a request for Christ to bless those homes so marked and that He stay with those who dwell therein throughout the entire year" (https://onepeterfive.com/the-chalking-of-the-doors-an-epiphany-tradition-explained/).