Epiphany House Blessing
Leader: Peace be in this place.
All: And with all who enter here.
- Thanksgiving Over the Water –
Leader: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. You have blessed the earth with abundant water. May it be for us a pledge of cleansing and protection.
All: Blessed be God forever.
A member of the family takes the water and a sprig of greenery and sprinkles the rooms of the house and the people, while all say together:
All: I will pour out water upon the thirsty ground,
and streams upon the dry land;
I will pour out my spirit upon your offspring,
and my blessing upon your descendants.
- The Inscription –
20 + C M B + 10
One person makes the inscription with chalk above the door, while another proclaims the corresponding words.
The three wise men,
M Melchior, and
followed the star of God’s Son and became man
20 two thousand and
15 fifteen years ago ****.
+ May Christ bless our dwelling
+ and remain with us throughout the new year.
Leader: God of salvation, incline your ear.
Bless us and all those who are gathered here.
Your angel sends us.
Who will defend us,
And fill with grace
All who dwell in this place.