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On January 6th, Western Christianity celebrates Epiphany known also as the Three King抯 Day. Tradition mentions three kings or three wise men visiting recently born Jesus. I have seen recently a cartoon showing two ladies talking about Christmas, one of them said 揑 can believe the virgin having a child but can you imagine three wise men???

In any case you have probably realized that this mosaic does not present the tree wise men but three angels visiting Abraham with a promise that he will soon have the promised child (Genesis 18:1-8). These three angels are by the Christian tradition interpreted as the Holy Trinity. Trinity visiting Abraham is a very popular theme on the Orthodox icons. The most famous Trinity icon was painted by Andrei Rublev in the 15th century. You can admire it in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. This simplified but still beautiful version decorates the entrance to the Orthodox church of Holy Trinity in Budva.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7480 W: 106 N: 19593] (75015)
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