Our solid bronze Epiphany Plaque was handcrafted in Germany and shines with the import of the holy nativity and the momentous visit of the three kings to the Christ child. After following the star directly to the child, they found themselves “overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Warned in a dream not to return to Herod, the kings returned home by another route.
The plaque’s details are intricate, from the gifts the kings carry to the details in their clothing to the guiding star with its luminous trail. Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar are the traditional names of the three wise men (magi, kings, astrologers) from the East who came to adore the newborn Messiah.
Stations of the Nativity Series
This plaque stands alone, or may be purchased with other plaques in the series. These are stunning displayed singly or in a group. To see all plaques in the series click here.
The Stations of the Nativity plaques are inspired by the Stations of the Cross: by meditating on the plaques, we gain a more immediate and visceral connection to the astounding events of Christ’s birth. Plaques include: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Angel and Shepherds, the Epiphany, the Flight into Egypt, and the Presentation. Enrich your experience of one of the central events in our faith with these remarkable and graceful plaques.
Made of the finest bronze and cast in old Europe using old-world methods, these plaques are made to last for generations and give the vivid gift of faith.“Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.”