Saturday, January 6, 2007

Magi of Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch, Dorset
Uploaded on June 29, 2006
by Oxfordshire Church Illustrations

"Detail of nativity from Jesse Tree reredos at Christchurch Priory.The Magi, or wise men are recorded in St.Matthew’s gospel, they first visited Jerusalem to enquire about Him who had been born King of the Jews. Eventually their caravan arrives in Bethlehem the town prophesied as the birthplace of the messiah. They are depicted in this touching carving with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh."

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