Epiphany Benediction in the Crib
This afternoon we had our annual Epiphany Procession and Benediction in the Crib.
We began with the blessing of chalk, and writing the inscription 20+C+M+B+14 above the door: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, or "Christ bless this House" - "Christus Mansionem Benedicat". Chalk is available at the back of the house for you to write this above your own doors.
Then we went in procession, following the star to Bethlehem.
The Blessed Sacrament was then placed in the crib for us to adore.
The Kings brought their gifts to the baby Jesus: