Solemnity of the Epiphany

Another manifestation of Jesus as God, this time to people who are outside the Jewish tradition.  The magi brought three gifts -GoldFrankincense, and Myrrh – representing three aspects of Jesus’ life.  Gold for His kingship over everything,  frankincense for his divinity and myrrh for his sacrificial death.

According to tradition, St. Thomas traveled East after Jesus’ Resurrection and encountered the three wise men. They were then baptized by St. Thomas.