The Epiphany falls ON Sunday this year, and if you are a Novus Ordo Mass goer, you know that this feast day typically is celebrated on the Sunday closest to the 6th, while Latin Mass goers celebrate the Epiphany on the actual date. For some, it marks the end of the Christmas season, but for many the end of Christmas extends to February 2 – Candlemas, also referred to as The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ or The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Because the Epiphany lands on Sunday this year, Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form Mass goers will celebrate on the same day.
So, what’s with the chalk over the door and why does it confuzzle some when you show up with your giant Crayola box of chalk and ask your priest to bless it? Well, let’s break it down into some great resources we’ve gathered for you to continue your quest for knowledge and building up your domestic Church.
The History Behind the Feast of the Epiphany
How to Celebrate the Rites and Blessings of Epiphany
The Three Kings and the Original Gifts of Christmas Tradition
Epiphany blessings from the Roman Ritual
Epiphany crafts from Catholic Icing
Family activities for the month of January
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