B.C. Catholic Staff

Letter: Cover art welcome

Voices Jan. 24, 2019

The Adoration of the Magi by Steve Knight on the front cover of The B.C. Catholic 2018 Christmas issue.

Kudos for your choice of cover art for the Christmas edition of The B.C. Catholic (Dec 17, 2018) Steve Knight’s icon of the Adoration of the Magi.

The image represents a more accurate account of events as described in St. Matthew’s Gospel, which in Chapter 2, Verses 9-12, reads, “... and entering the house, they found the child with Mary, his mother ...”

The usual depiction of the Adoration of the Magi taking place at the manger in Bethlehem, while sentimentally more favoured, nonetheless seems to be biblically inaccurate.

Leo Matusicky