The Four Evangelists

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The Four Evangelists

John is the last of the four evangelists. He was one of Jesus's tweleve apsotles and he is noted for being the youngest of the evangelists. His writings can be found in the New Testament. John's symbol is an eagle. The eagle symbolizes the sky, the heavens, and spirit.

Luke is the third of the four evangelists. He was not a Jew, but rather a Greek. Luke was a physician. His writings can be found in the New Testament. Luke's symbol is a winged ox. The winged ox symbolizes both sacrifice and strength.

Mark is the second of the four evangelists. Mark was a follow of St. Peter. Mark wrote his Gospel after the teachings of Peter. His writings can be found in the New Testament. Mark's symbol is a winged lion. The winged lion symbolizes royalty, courage, and the resurrection.

Matthew is the first of the four evangelists. He was a Syrian and a tax collector. He was one of Jesus's twelve apostles. His writings can be found in the New Testament. Matthew's symbol is a winged man, or an angel. The angel symbolizes both humanity and reason.

John 13:34"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."

Luke 9:23Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."

Matthew 22:37Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'"

Mark 11:24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

The Four Evangelists

Citations:1.) http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/2.) http://www.sacred-destinations.com/reference/symbols-of-four-evangelists


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