This cryptic equation rode along with us on many bike rides as we passed through small towns, villages and rural settings in Germany over the last couple years. Sometimes in chalk, on rocks near homes, vertical, horizontal mostly, it provided a curious discussion amongst us. The most likely 3 possibilities we came up with was 1) Fire code to tell emergency staff what was inside 2) Postal code for package delivery 3) Building code compliance update in progress
How amazing when we searched the internet for a match on this equation! Now don't laugh, we really had no idea that it was connected to Christmas!
Have you had a blessing on your house lately? I think it's a great idea.
(The letters have two meanings. They are the initials of the customary names of the Three Magi:Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. They also abbreviate the Latin words “Christus Mansionem Benedicat”, “May Christ bless the house”. The year is divided before and after the these letters. The crosses (+) represent the protection of the Christ.)