The Nativity refers to the birth of Jesus Christ. The angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would conceive Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her betrothed, considered quietly divorcing Mary, but he was visited by an angel in a dream and encouraged to take her as his wife. Mary and Joseph travelled to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, to be enrolled in a census when Quirinus was governor of Syria. There were shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night, when a choir of angels announced the birth of Jesus. Magi from the East brought gifts of Gold, Frankensinse, and Myrrh, following yonder star to Bethlehem. Along the way they stopped to visit Herod in his Palace asking to see the new King that had been born. Herod grew jealous and slaughtered every male child in Bethlehem under the age of 2, but the Holy Family escaped to Egypt.