The Feast of Epiphany marks the end of Christmas, and commemorates the Magi who followed a star to find the Christ-child. The Feast of Epiphany blessing asks that we might find the Lord when our pilgrimage is ended. It also reminds us that we should be looking for God, and finding Him, all along the way. Catholics traditionally bless their homes on Epiphany night with holy water.
Pray that all who enter your home will be treated with dignity and love, and that those who come there might find, as did the magi on their journey, the true and ever-living Christ. More on Epiphany customs in our book.
Here are some Epiphany blessings and prayers:
Lord God of heaven and earth,
you revealed your only begotten Son to every nation
by the guidance of a star.
Bless this home and all who inhabit it.
Fill us with the light of Christ
That our concern for others may reflect your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
May Christ Jesus dwell with us,
keep us from all harm,
and make us one in mind and heart, now and forever. Amen.
The magi followed the star,
and found Christ who is light from light.
May you, too, find the Lord
when your pilgrimage is ended.
–Solemn blessing Roman rite