Blessing of a Christmas Tree

It’s a favorite holiday tradition for many: the Christmas tree. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): “The use of the Christmas tree is relatively modern. Its origins are found in the medieval mystery plays that depicted the tree of paradise and the Christmas light or candle that symbolized Christ, the Light of the world. According to custom, the Christmas tree is set up just before Christmas and may remain in place until the Solemnity of Epiphany. The lights of the tree are illuminated after the prayer of blessing.”

Whether your tree is fresh from the farm or freshly pulled from storage, give it a blessing this Christmas. Find out the proper way to bless your tree with this Christmas tree blessing from the USCCB.