VIDEO: Shawnigan Alliance Church actors present ‘The Journey of the Wise’

Melchior (Jim Oldnall) tells Gaspar (Randy Zinkiew) that he’s neglecting his Magi studies. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Gaspar sees the star for the first time and tells his Magi colleagues. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Belshazzar (Roy Gammer) tells Gaspar and Melchior that stars often tell of great events. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘We need to follow that star,’ Belshazzar tells the others. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
King Herod expresses his frustration at constantly having to fight for his throne. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Bottom right: Three dancers apply for a position in Herod’s royal court. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Magi present a gift to Herod when they visit him. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
An angel warns the Magi in a dream not to go back to Herod and to return home by a different route to avoid him. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘How are we going to find anyone in this crowded place?’ Gaspar asks, when they arrive at Bethlehem. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Top right: Meanwhile the Baby Jesus (Finn Willing) has been born to Joseph and Mary (Adam and Ashley Bishop). (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Magi present their gifts for the Messiah. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

The Journey of the Wise was the Nativity play offered by the Shawnigan Alliance Church congregation on Saturday night, Dec. 15.

The weather co-operated as the enthusiastic volunteers presented one of their trilogy of Christmas plays; they rotate them from year to year.

This year’s story revolved around what the Magi saw and thought as they decided to follow a bright star that signified the birth of a new king.

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