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Saint Matthew and the Angel by Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo

Saint Matthew and the Angel by Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo

The Gospel of Matthew is the opening book of the New Testament of the Bible, and the first of the Four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four Gospels are followed by the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters of St. Paul beginning with Romans, the catholic or universal letters beginning with James, and the Book of Revelation.

The Gospel of St. Matthew is one of the most quoted books of the Bible. Noted especially for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Chapters 5-7, Matthew is the source of the Beatitudes (5:1-10) and the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father (6:9-13). Jesus states the Golden Rule in the Sermon on the Mount (7:12). Known as the Great Commission, the Gospel closes with Jesus calling the Apostles, “to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded to you” (28:19-20).


Watch the video and then read Matthew 1:18-24.

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