CHAPTER THREE: The Wise Men: The First Gift-Givers
- Not Just Exotic Visitors. Harrington, Daniel J. // America;12/24/2007, Vol. 197 Issue 21, p39
The author reflects on the essence of Epiphany. He explained that epiphany means showing forth or manifestation and in the context of Christmas season, it refers to the showing forth of the infant Jesus to a group of Magi. It is evident that the Epiphany story has fascinated the people of all...
- THE WORD. McCORRY, VINCENT P. // America;1/4/1958, Vol. 98 Issue 13, p402
The article focuses on the Epiphany of Jesus Christ which commemorates the revelation of the Incarnate Word to the wide world beyond the boundaries of ancient Israel. It says that the wide world is symbolized by certain wise men who are seeking Christ in order to worship Him. It states that the...
- OF MANY THINGS. T. N. D. // America;12/21/1963, Vol. 109 Issue 25, preceding p783
The article discusses the proposal to put the Three Kings in the place of secular Santa Claus as Christmas symbol of gift-giving. It says that these days, the big bellied boomer named Santa has become a symbol of commercialism. St. Matthew, it adds, tells of the three Magi from the East which...
- Jesus is the real reason for Christmas season. Spier, Kathy // Clarendon Enterprise (TX);12/16/2010, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p4
The author reflects on the signficance of giving gifts at Christmas as God gives a gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
- Three Kinds of Christian Giving. Curry, Jason // Tennessee Tribune;12/11/2014, Vol. 25 Issue 50, p12B
The article offers the author's insights on the three kinds of Christmas giving to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ such as the giving of a tangible gift, the physical presence of the wise men with Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, and the giving of one's lives back to God.
- Mystery of the Magi. POPE, CHARLES // Our Sunday Visitor;1/11/2015, Vol. 103 Issue 37, p15
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- A savior for all of us. Sánchez, Patricia Datchuck // National Catholic Reporter;12/24/2010, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p23
In this article, the author discusses various beliefs behind the celebration of Christmas by Christians all over the world. It mentions that according to the author, the Western Christians celebrate this day as the coming of the Magi and the Eastern Christians celebrate the baptism of Jesus in...
- Figures of the Epiphany. SMITH, WILLIAM C. // America;1/7/1928, Vol. 38 Issue 13, p316
The article focuses on the Magi, who visited Christ when he was born that is being celebrated as the feast of Epiphany. It says that these people are members of the caste and their vast learning and wealth were responsible for their being traditionally known as kings. According to the article,...
- Wise Princes. // America;12/26/1981, Vol. 145 Issue 21, p429
The article offers an analysis on the Gospel reading in Epiphany on the three wise men that came to Jerusalem to find the Son of God. It explores the views and awareness of the Catholics about the three wise men, who were known in the names of Melchior, Balthasar, and Gaspar. It provides...