Editor’s note: Over the course of this week, in celebration of Epiphany, we will be publishing a series of poems on the Magi by Bishop Graham Kings, originally included in Andrew Wheeler’s Desire of Nations: The Magi, their Journey and the Child (2015).
Herod the King,
by naïve strangers,
Shocked and scared,
by sacred page.
The featured image is a twelfth-century stained glass of Herod and the scribes at Chartres Cathedral. The photo was taken by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., and is licensed under Creative Commons.