Monthly Archives: December 2022
~ (Bishop) Themistocles Adamopoulos
In the nativity account according to the Gospel of Matthew we read that when Jesus was born an astronomical event occurred – the appearance of a unique star in the east! As a consequence, Magi arrived in Herodian Jerusalem, from the East, inquiring about a “new-born king”; for whom they had come to offer worship, follow the star to Bethlehem and offer expensive gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus:
“Now when 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 was has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him” ( Matthew 2:1-2)
” . . and lo, the star, which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was” (Matthew 2:9) Continue reading