Showing posts with label reflections on the wise men. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reflections on the wise men. Show all posts

7 Jan 2018

Celebrating the Courage of the Wise Men


On Epiphany, we ask God to not only shine His light in our hearts but to protect our homes with His light as well. 
So, we mark above each doorway with the wise men’s initials plus a sign of the cross and year: 20+C+B+M+16  because tradition tells us the wise men who came to honor Jesus were called Gaspar (or Caspar), Melchior, and Balthasar. The names mean- Master-of-Treasure, King, and Protect-the-King.
This tradition dates to the 6th century.

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