After all, it’s only Thursday within the suppressed Octave. The party shall continue unabated.
The household prayer is traditionally done with a priest and the whole family taking part, but you can do it on your own, in a pinch. Just remember, it’s not you doing the blessing (if you;re a layman), it’s you calling down the blessing from God. God does the blessing.
What you will need is blessed Epiphany water, blessed chalk, and incense. If you don’t have a thurible, you can get a “starter” one on Amazon for under $15. Nice ones are around $100.
Mine is a little banged up, but I can still swing it.
For incense, I highly recommend Holy Rood Guild, Cantica flavored (although their Laudate is also quite good). It’s not cheap, but it will last you a long time. Don’t make the mistake of using too much; it only takes a little to make a lot of smoke. https://www.holyroodguild.com/Incense_Cantica.html
Charcoal on amazon HERE.
Sorry for literally cutting, pasting, and taping the blessing, but here it is:
Not sure why that G is there, it should be a C, like this:
For some detailed info about all this, along with additional links to the actual words of the blessing of Epiphany water, which are quite beautiful, go HERE.
Blessed continued Epiphany!
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“G” is for Gaspar (Kasper, Jasper) – one of the Three Magi.
Thank you for this. 🙂
Mark, on my blog I am getting comments from someone using your URL of Non Veni Pacem, but using a name other than you. I assume you are the only editor at Non Veni Pacem, so I trash them. But I wanted to ask, all the same.
I’m the only one here!
Seventh Day of Epiphany/Most Holy Family
12 January 2020 A. D.
Thanks Brother Doch—
Used your crib sheet to bless my house tonight courtesy of a Latin Mass Pallotine Father (St. Vincent Pallotti). Saved the day, thanks again. Just under the wire.
We proved in a pinch: “Don’t need no stinking thurible!” Used foil in a pyrex cup to kindle a small blaze with straw & chopsticks then threw incense on top—“smelled like Church,” according to the kids.
MM + C + M + B + XX
The way it looks this banner year, sure to see the downfall of one false pope.
Viva Cristo Rey!