- The Faithful Servants
The Faithful Servants
Venerating those whom Christ praises
The Gospels tell the story of Jesus, the Son of God, with the
intention that we would believe in him, and that, believing, we would have life
in his name. What does belief look like? In the Gospels, there are twelve
people whom Christ directly, explicitly praises for their faith. Just as Jesus calls the Twelve Apostles, so also there
are another Twelve who call on Jesus and are
answered, providing a clear picture of devotion for all to follow.
I am commissioning icons of these Twelve Faithful Servants from twelve
different iconographers. Below
you can see the ones completed so far. May we, like them, hear, “Well done,
good and faithful servant!”
The Twelve Faithful Servants
Women with nothing left to lose, they defy onlookers to
boldly approach Jesus.
Men without worldly advantages, they beg Jesus for mercy
and are answered.
Wealthy and of high standing, they show that all things
are possible with God.
Close friends of Jesus, they are Apostles and Equal to the Apostles.