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Three Wise Men

Epiphany and the Polar Vortex

Carole Ganim | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

The good news is that religious life endures and thrives today, but it is very different and in the future it will be better.

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?

Getting Closer to Christmas

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In order to understand fully the meaning Christmas, one must be acquainted with what happened several months earlier.

Frankincense, Myrrh and Tom Swift's Electric Rifle

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

If you reduce holiday commercialism to its essence, it's about showing someone you love them. So why do we have to spend money to do that?

PHOTOS: Spain's Biggest Holiday

Lori Needleman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

El Día de Los Reyes Magos (The Day of the Three Kings) is the most anticipated holiday of the year for Spanish children. Also known as Epiphany, it's celebrated 12 days after Christmas and marks the day Los Reyes Magos, the Three Kings from the East, brought gold and gifts to the newly-born Baby Jesus.

Disneyland To Host Even Bigger Three Kings Day Celebration

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.26.2012 | Latino Voices

And on the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: twelve ‘Mariachi Divas’, six Rosca de Reyes, three wise men, and an expanded Three Ki...

Pitching Baby Jesus to the Paploids: If OK! Was Around in the First Century

Angela Himsel | Posted 02.18.2013 | New York
Angela Himsel

The baby twins on the cover of Shalom! -- the top selling papyrus celebrity mag in all of Israel -- drew Miriam in.

My Meshuggah Jewish Christmas

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

What's with the elves? All they do is make toys all year? What kind of a profession is that? You call that a career? Some of them could have been doctors or lawyers. By now, they could have a house in the Hamptons or a condo in Cabo.

The Wisest Day Of All, Even In Disneyland

Posted 01.06.2012 | Latino Voices

¡Felíz Día de Reyes! Christmas is over, bank accounts are in recovery, New Year's resolutions were made and probably already forgotten. While fo...

My Wish List For The Tres Reyes Magos

Rev. J. Manny Santiago | Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion
Rev. J. Manny Santiago

For my family, the biggest celebration has always been that of the Día de los Reyes Magos or Epiphany Day. The tradition is for kids -- and adults too -- to write a letter to the Wise Men with their wishes.

The Radical Welcome of Epiphany

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

God the Father announces "This is my Son, in whom I am well-pleased" as Christ comes up from the waters of the Jordan. This announcement is neither for the Jewish faithful or righteous Gentile pilgrims only, but for and to the world.

Why 'Homage'? The Story Of Epiphany

David A. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Davis

I figured in modern bible translations "homage" was left in the story of the Wise Men because it is such a classic, old, venerated expression ... "they paid him homage". Imagine my surprise when I opened the King James and found no "homage" at all.

'Tis The Season for Obligatory Giving

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Laurenne Sala

My boyfriend once gave me a watch for Christmas. I broke up with him. I hate watches. Boyfriends are supposed to know if their girlfriends are scared of time.

The True Meaning of Christmas 2010

Mark Chironna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Chironna

In a culture that has been termed not merely post-modern, but also "post-Christian", it might seem as though there are no claims left to make regarding the true meaning of Christmas.

The Point Of Christmas Pageants

Rick Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rick Hamlin

The Christmas story has what all great stories must have: the characters become changed, the shepherds leave their flock, the wise men follow a star, a young father trusts a dream and a girl becomes the mother of God.

Who Were The Three Wise Men Of Christmas?

Brent Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brent Landau

Of all the characters who appear in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' birth, the "Three Wise Men" are by far the most fascinating. Who were these mysterious foreigners? Where did they come from? What was their star? And were there even three of them?

Thank-You-Verah-Musshhh.

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael DeJong

For me, on a cosmic level, the King's kitschy, tacky jumpsuits stand as a metaphor for the glitz and bling of today's hyper-consumerism

Gift of the Magi: Being Present

Suzette Standring | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

I fall prey to obligation, guilt, or the fear of appearing cheap or thoughtless. None of that is assuaged when I offer up potpourri. The cultural pressure to buy is deeply ingrained.