Chalk for New Year House Blessing

The blessing of the home is a popular Epiphany custom. Many families use blessed chalk and mark the entrances of their home with the year and the initials CMB: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, the names of the three wise men. The inscription this year would read: “20 + C + M + B + 20.” Blessed chalk and the prayer for the annual house blessing will be available next week.