Monday, January 6, 2014

We three kings

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We three kings of Orient are . . . 


bearing gifts we traverse afar . . .
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Happy Dreikönigstag or Feast of Epiphany or Twelfth Day to all the Western Christians celebrating it today. 

(More Epiphany posts from previous years are here. )
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And to the Eastern Orthodox Christians, happy Christmas Eve! 
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UPDATE: A video of the Epiphany and Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem on Jan. 6.
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12 comments:

Nonnie USA said...

lovely display of camels and the stained glass windows.
I wonder if the Magi had to bear the frigid temperatures we're now experiencing in the USA.

Spiderdama said...

I do not know this 12 day.. we have 13 day of Christmas, which is the day to pack away Christmas. Maybe I'm totally astray, but whatever the first picture is fascinating:-)

Dina said...

Nonnie and Spiderdama, shalom.
Those are three shadows on the Jerusalem pavement. If I remember right, they were cast by the metal grates in windows or gates of the Armenians on Mt. Zion.

About the cold the the three Wise Men had to bear, do see the great T.S. Eliot poem "Journey of the Magi" in my post
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2010/01/for-epiphany-journey-of-magi.html

Suzanne said...

Love the camels, I have several that I put at my creche at Christmas time.

Kay said...

Happy Holidays, everyone.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Thank you Dina, for your friendship, your congratulations and your attention. All the best to you and yours!

VP said...

We call them Magi...

Karl Demetz said...

Nice interpretation of the three kings with those three stained glass windows.

James said...

Nice pics! I love the shadows! "Falling down is always painful and so aggravating and embarrassing" Exactly!

Petrea Burchard said...

Great pics today, Dina!

JM said...

Great eye, Dina! The shadow shot is wonderful and very appropriate. Well done.

William Kendall said...

Splendid composition, particularly in that first shot!