Vigil of Epiphany: Special Blessing of Water and Salt

Vigil of Epiphany: Special Blessing of Water and Salt

I don’t know if any Holy Water is more power than others, but I am pretty jazzed to possess Holy Water that takes about an hour to bless in a very beautiful and powerful traditional ritual. And, all the men who attend will receive this “Epiphany Water” – FREE – in a very cool stainless steal Holy Water flask.

Normally meeting on the first Friday of each month, the Knights of Divine Mercy “Night of Knights” is moving their January night one day back to the Vigil of the Epiphany (Thursday, January 5). Men from far and wide are invited to be with Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z) and the Knights of Divine Mercy Schola Cantorum for an amazing evening on the Vigil of the Epiphany.

epiphany-waterAs Fr. Z writes

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany. Epiphany is 6 January, by the way.

 

On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh. Bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and gold. Bring lots of spare gold to your priest, or to me if your priest isn’t around.

 

On Epiphany there is a blessing for homes. There is also the famous blessing of chalk which can be used then to mark the lintel of the house.

 

On the Vigil of Epiphany there is a special blessing for “Epiphany Water.” Here is a photo from a couple years ago, of yours truly blessing Epiphany Water.

 

The Rite is very cool. It begins with the Litany of Saints, with a couple special petitions about the blessing of the water to follow. Satan and the demons are then driven from the place with a mighty prayer.

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z) with the Knights of Divine Mercy Schola Cantorum

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