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Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem: Heavenly and Scientific Mystery

Dean Regas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

At this time of year, people often ask for my astronomical/religious opinion: "What was the Star of Bethlehem?" What was this heavenly sign that a savior, that a Messiah, that Jesus was born? Can modern science prove what this object really was?

The Real Truth About the Star of Bethlehem

GAIAM TV | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
GAIAM TV

The biblical account of constellations at play around Jesus' birth is rife with contradictions, recording astronomical events that are unusual to the point of impossible, such as supernovas, comets and conjunctions.

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 4 -- World's Strangest Paintings for the New Year

James Elkins | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

I am serializing an unpublished book in this column. It's about an amazing, mysterious manuscript I discovered in Scotland.

Astoria Characters: The Sister to the World's Women

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Maureen McGowan is the director of Handcrafting Justice, a Sisters of Good Shepherd project that sells handmade goods made by impoverished women in the developing world. This is no mom-and-pop charity.

The Deep Truth of the Christmas Story

Rev. Anne Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Anne Howard

The truth of Luke's story is that it is still being told in the events of our day, in the events of our headlines and the secrets of our hearts.

Astoria Characters: The Sicilian Saint

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

2010-06-29-saint.jpg It happens every June: St. Antonio Abate makes a four-night appearance on Ditmars Boulevard at his namesake feast.

Comet, Eclipse, Supernova: Was The Star Of Bethlehem A Real Astronomical Event?

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A comet, an eclipse, a supernova, an alignment of planets - was the Star of Bethlehem, said to have led the wise men to the Baby Jesus, a real astrono...