Calling of St. Matthew – Engebrechtsz

St. Matthew, the tax collector, is called forth from his house by Our Lord to follow the Redeemer as an apostle and evangelist. This image captures the Call of Matthew as described in the Gospel of Matthew.

"Jesus saw a man named Matthew at his seat in the custom house, and said to him, 'Follow Me',and Matthew rose and followed Him." (Matt. 9:9)

The artwork is by the fifteenth-century, Dutch painter, C. Engebrechtsz

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