Daily Catholic Quiz – House Blessing

Question: Catholics traditionally bless their houses on Epiphany. Part of the ceremony includes an inscription on the doors which includes “CMB”. What do these letters represent?


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  1. Ans: The initials of the Magi (CMB for Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) are inscribed on doors with blessed chalk. Some say that these initials come from the Latin for “Christ, bless this house” (“Christus mansionem benedicat”).

    – Deacon Mike

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