Matthew the Apostle & Evangelist

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This unique work of Byzantine art was crafted with the utmost fidelity on canvas and engraved wood. In this collectible hagiography, Evangelist Matthew is depicted wearing a purple maphorion and green clothing.
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

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The holy, glorious and all-laudable Matthew the Apostle is the author of the Gospel of Matthew . The apostle’s symbol is an angel. He is commemorated by the Church on November 16, as well as on June 30 with the Twelve.

Matthew the Apostle also known as Saint Matthew and as Levi was, according to the Christian Bible, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to Christian tradition, one of the four Evangelists.
After the resurrection of our Lord, Matthew went and preached amongst the Jews. His Gospel was probably first written in Aramaic and later translated into Greek. Eventually Matthew went to Ethiopia to spread the gospel. There he was martyred by Fulvian, the ruler of the region, by being set on fire. After Matthew willingly gave up his soul to the Lord, his body was put in a coffin and cast into the sea. It washed up at the site of the church he had built. Fulvian, Matthew’s persecutor, immediately repented of his deed, renounced his position of worldly power, and was made a presbyter by the Bishop Platon (or Plato). Once Platon died, the apostle appeared to the priest (who had taken the name Matthew as well) and told him to assume the bishop’s throne.

HAGIOGRAPHY OF MATTHEW THE APOSTLE – COMPOSITION

This unique work of Byzantine art was crafted with the utmost fidelity on canvas and engraved wood. In this collectible hagiography, Evangelist Matthew is depicted wearing a purple maphorion and green clothing.

The Famous Greek Hagiographer Father Pefkis!

The icon has been crafted by Father Pefkis, who has studied at the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy on Mount Athos. He was taught the art of byzantine iconography from monk – professor, Ioannis Branos, one of the most distinguished and skilled connoisseurs of the Byzantine Iconography.

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

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