Saint Matthew

From the Book of Durrow, late 7th century. Folio 21 verso, 8 x 5 inches. Library of Trinity College, Dublin. Google Wikipedia


From the Lindisfarne Gospels, early 8th century. folio 25, verso. 11 x 9 inches. British Library   Wikipedia


From the Vienna Coronation Gospels (Gospel Book of Charlemagne), c. 800-810. Ink and tempera on vellum, … Schatzkammer, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Khan Academy . Wikipedia


From the Ebbo Gospels (Gospel Book of the Archbishop of Reims), folio 18 verso, c. 816-835. Ink and tempera on vellum, 10.25 x 8.25 inches. Bibliothèque Municipale, Épernay, France. Khan Academy


From the Codex Colbertinus, 11th or 12th century. Tempera on vellum, 7.5 x 4 inches. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. link


Master Theodoric, Saint Matthew and the Angel, 1360-1365. National Gallery of Prague link


Caravaggio, The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600. Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome. Oil on canvas, 10 feet x 11 feet. Wikipedia


Hendrick ter Brugghen, The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1621. Oil on canvas, 40 x 54 inches. Centraal Museum, Utrecht.   The artist also painted another version of this scene in 1618 (Le Havre Museum, WGA).

The Raising of Jairus’ Daughter

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.’ So he went with him.Read More »

Simon Magus

Now those who were scattered went from place to place, proclaiming the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them. The crowds with one accord listened eagerly to what was said by Philip, hearing and seeing the signs that he did, for unclean spirits, crying with loud shrieks, came out of many who were possessed; and many others who were paralyzed or lame were cured. So there was great joy in that city.

Now a certain man named Simon had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great. All of them, from the least to the greatest, listened to him eagerly, saying, ‘This man is the power of God that is called Great.’ And they listened eagerly to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. Read More »