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THE GOSPEL OF ST. MATTHEW
King James Version

Reading by Shaun MacLoughlin

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Madonna and Child, in collection of Bulgarian Consul in Hamburg
CHAPTER 1
Magi: Balthasar, Melchior, Caspar
CHAPTER 2

Chapter 1: She was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Chapter 2: There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.




John the Baptist in the Widerness, Bartolome Esteban Murillo
CHAPTER 3
The Temptation of Christ, Fra Angelico
CHAPTER 4

Chapter 3: In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness.

Chapter 4: Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.


Blessed are the Merciful
CHAPTER 5
The Hands of the Apostle, Durer
CHAPTER 6

Chapter 5: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Chapter 6: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.


Apple Tree, bearing good fruit
CHAPTER 7
Jesus healing the leper, Syrian
CHAPTER 8

Chapter 7: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find.

Chapter 8: Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.



woman touching the hem of Jesus garment, Veronese
CHAPTER 9
Christ teaching his disciples, Miniature from a Festal Missal of Amiens
CHAPTER 10

Chapter 9: Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.

Chapter 10: The very hairs of your head are all numbered.


Christ Blessing the Children, Lucas Cranach the Elder
CHAPTER 11
Jonas being swallowed by the whale
CHAPTER 12

Chapter 11: My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Chapter 12: Behold my mother and my brethren!



Jesus by El Greco
CHAPTER 13
Jesus Walking on the Sea
James Tissot
(1836-1902 French)
CHAPTER 14

Chapter 13: It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.

Chapter 14: The disciples saw him walking on the sea.



CHAPTER15
Orthodox icon: Ss. Peter and Paul: Having the Rock of Faith Holding Up the Church
CHAPTER 16

Chapter 15: He took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them.

Chapter 16: Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.


The Transfiguration
CHAPTER 17
Christ Blessing the Children,Nicolaes Maes, 1652-53
CHAPTER 18

Chapter 17: His face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

Chapter 18: Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.



If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor
CHAPTER 19
The Labourers in the Vineyard
CHAPTER 20

Chapter 19: If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor.

Chapter 20: Immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.



Jesus enters Jerusalem
CHAPTER 21
Caesar Tiberius coin
CHAPTER 22

Chapter 21: All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Chapter 22: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart.


Pharisees
CHAPTER 23
The Destruction of the Temple
CHAPTER 24


Chapter 23: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Chapter 24: Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not.


A wise virgin
CHAPTER 25
Judas kisses Jesus
CHAPTER 26

Chapter 25: Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Chapter 26: Take, eat; this is my body.


Crucifixion by Giotto
CHAPTER 27
The Holy Women and Angel at the Empty Tomb
CHAPTER 28

Chapter 27: After three days I will rise again.

Chapter 28: I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.




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