One theory is that Mary saved the gifts and then gave them to the Church in Jerusalem, where they remained until 400 A.D. The items were then sent to Constantinople and placed in the Hagia Sophia Church. When Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453, Maro (the Christian widow of the Turksih sultan) gave the gifts to the Monastery of St. Paul on Mount Athos in northern Greece. Tradition says that Maro wanted to bring the gifts into the monastery herself, but was stopped by a heavenly voice reminding her that women were forbidden to enter the monastery.
The Magi's gifts are said to still be at the monastery.
- Little Blue Book, Diocese of Saginaw