The broadcast discusses two events that followed the birth of Jesus Christ – the worship of the shepherds, which is accounted only by the Evangelist Luke, and the worship of the magi, which is presented only by the Evangelist Matthew. Who were these shepherds? Were they workers in the Temple, taking care of animals for sacrifices? Who and from where were the magi – Melkon, Gaspar and Baghdasar, according to tradition? What did their gifts symbolize? And why did Herod want to clarify by all means the date and place of the birth of Jesus?
- Fr. Markos Mangasaryan