Magi

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(added link)
Line 1: Line 1:
According to the [[Gospel of Matthew]] (2.1-16), the wise men or Magi are said to have followed a star to the birth place of Christ. It was written that they were from the east and that they brought three gifts to Christ; gold, frankincense and myrrh. Since there were three gifts its has been concluded that there were three Magi. The names for the Magi are concluded as [[Gaspar]], Melchior and Balthasar. The feast day of the Magi is December 25.
+
According to the [[Gospel of Matthew]] (2:1-16), the wise men or '''Magi''' followed a star to the birth place of Christ. It was written that they were from the east and that they brought three gifts to Christ; gold, frankincense and myrrh. Since there were three gifts its has been concluded that there were three Magi.
 +
 
 +
The names for the Magi are given in extra-Biblical tradition as Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar. The feast day of the Magi is [[December 25]].
 +
 
 +
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]

Revision as of 07:46, July 19, 2008

According to the Gospel of Matthew (2:1-16), the wise men or Magi followed a star to the birth place of Christ. It was written that they were from the east and that they brought three gifts to Christ; gold, frankincense and myrrh. Since there were three gifts its has been concluded that there were three Magi.

The names for the Magi are given in extra-Biblical tradition as Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar. The feast day of the Magi is December 25.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
interaction
Donate

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs

Toolbox