group of distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth
The Magi were "wise men from the east" who came to Jerusalem during the reign of Herod: 'saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?' ( Gospel of Matthew chapter 2 verse 1) Their visit to Jesus, guided by the Star of Bethlehem is celebrated every year at Epiphany on January 6, just after Christmas. The Epiphany marks the end of the liturgical season 'Christmas'.
- Magi at Catholic encyclopedia