Thursday, January 6, 2011


The Sacred Three Kings
Leopold Lupelwieser
Matthew 2:1-6 and 9-11
Now after Jesus was born 
in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, 
behold, wise men from the East 
came to Jerusalem, saying,
“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? 
For we have seen His star in the East 
and have come to worship Him.”

The Magi in the House of Herod
James Tissot

When Herod the king heard this, 
he was troubled, 
and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests 
and scribes of the people together, 
he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 
So they said to him, 
Adoration of the Magi Jan Gossaert

“In Bethlehem of Judea, 
for thus it is written by the prophet: 
‘ But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.'"

Adoration of the Magi
Abraham Blomaert
When they heard the king, they departed; 
and behold, 
the star which they had seen in the East went before them, 
till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 
When they saw the star, 
they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
And when they had come into the house, 
they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, 
and fell down and worshiped Him. 
And when they had opened their treasures, 
they presented gifts to Him: 
 gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

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