Epiphany House Blessing with Chalk (Symbols For 2020)

The Epiphany house blessing of the door is a really great Catholic tradition for families. We love to bless our door every year on the Epiphany! It’s very simple to do, it’s not complited or scary, and you can do it yourself. All you need is a piece of chalk! You can take your piece of chalk to mass with you on the Epiphany and have your priest bless it, or you can bless the chalk yourself. I will show you exactly what do write and how to do the Epiphany house blessing with chalk. Keep reading if you want to start this tradition with your family. 

It’s very easy to bless your house for the Epiphany, and you don’t need a priest- you can do it yourself! Click here for the blessing of the chalk, and click here for directions on how to bless your home.

The Epiphany door blessing includes symbols for all 3 kings, plus the numbers from the current year. 

Here’s what the chalked markings on the door mean: The “20″ is for the first 2 numbers of the year, the 3 letters are the first Initial of each of the kings (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) and the last 2 numbers are the last half of the year. The “C, M, B also stands for the Latin blessing Christius Mansionem Benedicat which means “May Christ Bless this House”.

For 2020 this is what you will write on your door in chalk:

20 + C + M + B + 20


By the way, for those of you who don’t already know, I’m totally obsessed with purple. Hence the color of our front door. 🙂

Be sure to check out all of my posts about celebrating the Epiphany with your Catholic family here


  1. Purple is also the color of money

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