|Today, we use chalk, much less messy than blood|
Much has been written on the blessing of the Epiphany chalk and the subsequent 20 + C+M+B + 14 inscription that is made on your door lintel or, even, your front door.
Many priests will be preparing to bless the chalk in this quietly moving ceremony and to distribute it to their parishioners.
You may read more about it HERE, HERE and HERE.
And, if you can find a parish that does not offer the EF Mass but does offer the blessing of the Epiphany chalk........I'll eat my chocolate hat!
The letters 'C, M, B' stand for the Magi, Caspar (or Gaspar), Melchior and Balthazar.
But...some like to believe that it stands for 'Christus Mansionem Benedicat' (May Christ bless this dwelling)
I like to believe that it stands for both.
A Blessed Epiphany to all of you Gentiles!