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Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

This sculpture is entitled The Calling of Andrew. It was made in 2008 by the Dutch artist Dick Tulp and is located at the entrance of the Peter and Paul Church in Maassluis, the Netherlands. The people in this old fishing town can recognize themselves in this apostle Andrew, the fisherman who became a fisher of men. With all his might he pulls at his net, while his head is turned backwards, focused on the One to whom he is listening. His calling set him on a path that ended in his death on a self-chosen cross in the form of a chi or x, the first letter of the Greek word 'Christos'. We see this chi/x come back in the ropes of the net and in the body of Andrew. His whole life was dedicated to Christ. That was his calling, to let Christ be his life.

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

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- March 2020: The Seven Last Words of Christ
- January 2020: Year A, Epiphany 3
- November 2019: Edward Hicks: The Peaceable Kingdom
- October 2019: Reformation Day: Luther and Durer
- August 2019: Ordinary Time
- May 2019: The Scene in the Kitchen; Christ at Emmaus
- March 2019: Aaron Douglas & James Johnson: Listen Lord
- January 2019: The Speck and the Log
- December 2018: Botticelli: Madonna and Child, with Saints
- November 2018: Gor Chahal and Jan Krist
- August 2018: Year A, Autumn Sunday 8, Parable of the Talents
- May 2018: Ernst Barlach: The Believer
- May 2018: Pentecost: Donna Shasteen
- March 2018: Easter: Grid Buster
- March 2018: Good Friday: I am Thirsty
- February 2018: Lent: The Rich Man and Lazarus
- November 2017: Advent - Johannes Vermeer: Woman with Balance
- September 2017: A year, 6th Sunday of the Autumn
- August 2017: Year A, 10th Sunday of the Summer
- May 2017: Pentecost: Images for the Holy Spirit
- April 2017: Fra Angelico: Christ in Limbo
- February 2017: Roger Wagner: Lazarus (Psalm 49)
- January 2017: Gislebertus: The Dream of the Three Kings
- November 2016: Advent: Butterfly
- November 2016: Reformation Day: Luther and Durer
- September 2016: Reformation Day: Luther and Durer
- March 2016: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Seven Last Words of Christ
- January 2016: 25 January - Caravaggio: The Conversion of Saul
- December 2015: Meditating on the Life of Christ
- November 2015: Gor Chahal and Jan Krist
- October 2015: Reformation Day: Luther and Durer
- August 2015: Ordinary Time
- June 2015: Van Gogh: The Sower
- February 2015: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
- November 2010: Advent - Until He Comes!