Pictured art is from The Museum Schnütgen.
In Cologne, the year 2014 was devoted to the Magi, whose remains arrived in the cathedral city in 1164. During the Middle Ages, their relics transformed Cologne into a pilgrimage metropolis, and they became the patron saints of Cologne together with St. Ursula and St. Gereon. This is attested to by the Shrine of the Magi at Cologne Cathedral, Cologne’s coat of arms with the three crowns and numerous sculptures throughout the city.
The Museum Schnütgen took the anniversary as an opportunity to hold a large special exhibiton. Throughout the centuries, the Magi have played a central role in art since the Three Wise Men were the first to recognise the Christ child as the Son of God.
Based on Matthew 2:1-12 Visit of the Magi
Synopsis:The Star of Bethlehem led Magi to a child, the Messiah, and to him they paid homage; they bowed down, worshipped and offered him the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Recorded January 6, 2019
at the 10 am Worship Service
of Knox United Church Vancouver
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Richard Chung