A Star Powered Epiphany

St. Romanos the Melodist was a sixth century Byzantine hymnographer. Regarding the star that the magi followed (Matthew 2:1-12, the Feast of the Epiphany in the Western Church) he writes that Christ uttered in spirit to his mother:

To all appearances, it is a star; but in reality, it is a power. It went with the magi in service of Me; and still it stands outside fulfilling its ministry, and revealing with its beams the place where there has been born a young child, the pre-eternal God.

Magi, Adoration of the Magi, Epiphany, Matthew 2:1-12, St. Romanos the Melodist
The Magi by Henry Siddons Mowbray (source)

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