St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

 

Epiphany

20 + C + M + B + 20: Epiphany tradition of door marking

Catholics marking their homes with chalk for the Epiphany is a tradition that dates back centuries, signifying their homes are homes where Christ lives.

Usually, families gather around the front door of the home, saying a prayer before a family member makes a mark on the doorpost or front of the home. The family member than passes the chalk to another member of the family to make the next mark.