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- 8:15 am English Mass
- 10:30 am English Mass
- 12:30 pm Spanish Mass
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- Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Did You Know?
Images of the Four Gospel Writers in Catholic Art
One of my favorite nights in RCIA, the process for adults to discern becoming Catholic, is when we give the group a tour of our church building. This is always a fascinating night because many individuals in the group come from Christian traditions that might not incorporate much artwork in their worship spaces. For us Catholics, though, art and architecture play an important role in teaching the faith and instilling a sense of wonder in our hearts over the mysteries of God. For example, think about the powerful reminder of God’s love that a crucifix communicates to us (Jn 3:16).
As you may have noticed, we recently put up two green banners for Ordinary Time on each side of the tabernacle. These banners have four images on them (a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle), but unlike a crucifix, the meaning behind these images might be a little unclear to us. So, what is the significance behind these mysterious figures?
Although they may seem unusual and confusing, these images actually have deep biblical and historical roots. The prophet Ezekiel and the Book of Revelation both describe certain angels with the appearance of a man, lion, ox, and/or eagle (see Ezek 1:5-10 and Rev 4:6-7). In fact, both texts specifically associate these angels with the presence and glory of God, so it is actually very fitting that these images surround our tabernacle!
In as early as the second century, Christians began to associate these four images with the authors of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Notice how each one is holding a book (sometimes a scroll) representing their Gospel. Like the angels in Ezekiel and Revelation, the four Gospel writers reveal the presence of God (Incarnation) and His glory (Resurrection).
Here is one traditional explanation regarding the association of each author and image:
Matthew (Man) – Begins with Jesus’ family tree, emphasizing his birth & humanity.
Mark (Lion) – Begins with a voice crying out (roaring) in the wilderness.
Luke (Ox) – Begins with priestly sacrifice of Zechariah; Oxen were common sacrifices.
John (Eagle) – Begins with a high & heavenly description of Jesus, the Word of God.
Special thanks to Rella Avery for creating these banners for us!
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