Commemorates the visit of the Magi (or Wise Men) to the Holy Family, and bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. At the Epiphany service, chalk is often blessed and distributed for worshippers to take to their homes. Families often then gather to ask God’s blessing on their home and on those who live in or visit the home. The chalk is used to mark over the outside of the front door “20 + C + M + B + 20” (using the correct year). CMB stands for “May Christ Bless,” the “+” represents the cross, and the numerals are of the year in which the home is being blessed.
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