Icon of Saint Matthew the Evangelist – S146

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This icon is a part of a contemporary Greek set of the Holy Evangelists Matthew (S146), Mark (S166), Luke (SS143), and John (S141).   Saint Matthew was the son of Alphaeus and brother of Saint James the Apostle, but worked as a publican, a despised tax-collector for the hated Roman civil administration.  He was also called Levi.  When Christ passed by him sitting at the receipt of custom, He called Levi to follow Him, and Saint Matthew immediately left everything and followed Him.

Saint Matthew wrote his Gospel in Aramaic some time after Pentecost and preached this Gospel of Christ Who has come among us to the Parthians and Medes, and then later in Ethiopia.  Baptizing the wife and son of an Ethiopian prince, this prince was enraged and sought to kill Saint Matthew, but first his soldiers, then he himself, were blinded by the Heavenly light that shone from Saint Matthew.  Still the prince’s heart was hardened and he tried to kill Saint Matthew, who prayed, then died and went to Christ.  This prince later repented, was baptized with the name of Matthew, and became a bishop in the Church and successor of Saint Matthew.

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Church Feast Day 1

16-Nov

Church Feast Day 2

30-Jun

Heritage

Greek

Style

Egg Tempera

Iconographer

Lionda, N.

Date

20th c. (Late)