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Nativity icon

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The sky salutes Him with a star, the light of wisdom. This is a sign that Christ came for everyone: ''"For by it, those who worshipped the stars, were taught by a star to adore Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Orient on high"'' (from the [[troparion]] of Christmas). Some icons have three rays from the star, representing the Holy [[Trinity]].
The [[Magi ]] and the shepherds bring their gifts, also a sign that Christ came for everyone.
The women on the bottom right are midwives. This indicates that Jesus was born in the normal way and would have needed washing, as a regular human baby would.
===[[Old Testament]] prophecy===

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