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Fajã de Cima
(Ponta Delgada)
São Miguel (ilha)

Reg. Aut. dos Açores

Rua da Igreja
(Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Oliveira)

Os quatro evangelistas

The Four Evangelists

The four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Their versions of the life of Jesus - the Gospel - are included in the New Testament. In art, they are depicted with their symbols: Eagle (John), Lion (Mark), Bull (Luke) and Angel (Matthew) or just with these symbols in the so-called tetramorphe.

1856-70

Fajã de Cima /  Os quatro evangelistas   Fajã de Cima /  Os quatro evangelistas

Description

Four statues of the evangelists at the front façade of the church:

Fajã de Cima - Os quatro evangelistas
São Mateus
Fajã de Cima - Os quatro evangelistas
São Marcos
Fajã de Cima - Os quatro evangelistas
São Lucas
Fajã de Cima - Os quatro evangelistas
São João o Evangelista

  1. São Mateus / St. Matthew with an angel
    one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an angel. As patron saint of book-keepers, tax collectors and security forces, he is also depicted with writing utensils (Wikipedia).
  2. São Marcos / St. Mark with a lion
    one the four Evangelists. His attribute is a lion (Wikipedia).
  3. São Lucas / St. Luke with a bull [which is broken off]
    one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an ox or bull, usually having wings (Wikipedia).
  4. São João o Evangelista / St. John the Evangelist with an eagle
    conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).
In the façade are also tiles with representations of the Holy Family (left) and the the three cardinal virtues (Faith, Hope and Charity) (right).

Fajã de Cima - Os quatro evangelistas
Sagrada Família
Holy Family
Fajã de Cima - Os quatro evangelistas
Fé, Esperança e Caridade
Faith, Hope and Charity

Sources & Information

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  • Country: Portugal
  • Charity (Charitas)
  • Evangelists (Four)
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Faith (Fides)
  • Holy Family
  • Hope (Spes)
  • Virtues
  • Location (N 37°46'8" - W 25°39'36")

    Item Code: ptac059; Photograph: 23 June 2016
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