Archbishop & the Christmas Star

Posted on December 21, 2007. Filed under: Daily Journey |

Friday, December 21, 2007– After the article yesterday by the Archbishop of Canterbury, here is an article about a professor at Notre Dame who is using science to attempt to show the plausibility of the Christmas Star that the wise men followed to find Jesus. I have seen several other attempts by astronomers to show that the Star could have been everything from a comet to a supernova to an alignment of the planets. Probably about ten years ago we took a church group to the Museum of Science and Natural History in Fort Worth at Christmas time for a show in the omni theater about the Christmas Star. They were able to reproduce the night skies of the mid-east to accurately portray what the magi could have seen at various times. The most convincing option to me was the alignment of planets in the constellation Leo (lion, i.e. Judah, the ruling tribe of Israel and the tribe into which Jesus was born). But there were other signs in the sky as well including a comet and supernova. I personally believe that there were a series of astronomical events pointing to the birth of the Christ that can be proven scientifically as this professor from Notre Dame does, but that there was also a unique and miraculous event that guided the magi to the very house that baby Jesus and his family were living in at Bethlehem by the time of the magi visit. Here is the link:


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