Sunday, January 06, 2008

First Sunday of Epiphany

The collect of the day:

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Our church, Light of Christ, is so-named, in part, because it was begun in Epiphany.


Epiphany recalls to mind the day that the Wise Men visited the house where Jesus and his parents were living, so it has become a tradition to do house blessings during the season of Epiphany.

Here is a round-up of links.

Why do a house blessing?

My post with some prayers to use

Kerry's post with a prayer to use

A short service for "Chalking the Door" (HT Kerry)

If anyone is interested, leave me a comment and I can post the whole service that Father Rooster has pulled from various sources, with beautiful prayers and verses for each room.


Anonymous said...

We had a wonderful time as a family tonight praying together over our home and for our new year. Our little ones were fascinated when Daddy broke the rules and wrote on the door!!! We then went through each room praying together. I was especially moved when my husband prayed over our marriage and hopes for more children in our own bedroom. I hope this will be a tradition we will continue each year and would love to read the whole service your family does together.

Amy said...

Well, of course you should post the whole service!

Please. :)