Matthew, Saint

   Matthew is one of the Evangelists who authored the Gospels and the patron saint of bankers as he was a tax collector from Capernaum when Christ called him to become one of his apostles. After Christ's Crucifixion, Matthew went to Judea where he preached, and then to Ethiopia where he was martyred by sword for thwarting the king's attainment of the virgin Ephigenia. Matthew's story was masterfully illustrated by Caravaggio in the Contarelli Chapel, Rome (1599-1600, 1602), including his calling by Christ, his writing of the Gospel while guided by an angel, and his martyrdom. Hendrick Terbrugghen also painted the Calling of St. Matthew in 1621 (Utrecht, Centraal Museum) and Nicolas Poussin rendered the Landscape with St. Matthew in 1640 (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie) where the angel dictates to the saint the word of God.

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  • Matthew, Saint — • The Apostle and Evangelist, in Scripture and tradition Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Matthew, Saint — flourished 1st century AD, Palestine; Western feast day September 21, Eastern feast day November 16 One of the Twelve Apostles, traditional author of the first Gospel. According to the Gospels, he was a tax collector known as Levi when Jesus… …   Universalium

  • Matthew — prop. n. Saint Matthew, a disciple of Jesus; author of the first Gospel. Syn: Saint Matthew, St. Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, Levi. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matthew — noun 1. one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount • Syn: ↑Gospel According to Matthew • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Gospel, ↑Gospels, ↑evangel, ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Matthew — noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel • Syn: ↑Matthew, ↑St. Matthew, ↑Saint Matthew the Apostle, ↑St. Matthew the Apostle, ↑Levi • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Matthew the Apostle — noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel • Syn: ↑Matthew, ↑Saint Matthew, ↑St. Matthew, ↑St. Matthew the Apostle, ↑Levi • Topics: ↑New T …   Useful english dictionary

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