Monstrance Gold and Oxidized Silver Plated - 18.5" High, 6" Base. K984
Monstrance holds 2-3/4" Host
This K984 Monstrance is Brass then Gold and Oxidized Silver Plated with choice of Luna. The starburst design has symbols for the Four Evangelists on its face. The Monstrance is 18.5" high and has a base of 6".
Please choose option, available with either:
- Clip-style (glassless) Luna (Shown)
- Secure Acrylic Glass Enclosed Luna
This Monstance for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is of the highest quality and appropriate for church use.
Monstrance Gold and Silver Plated - 18.5" High, 6" Base. K984
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are called Evangelists, meaning people who proclaim good news, because their books aim to tell the gospel, the good news, of Jesus, while the whole of the Christian scriptures are the one gospel (good news).
The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are known as the Synoptic Gospels, because they include many of the same stories, often in the same sequence.
- Matthew the Evangelist is symbolized by a winged man, or angel. Matthew's gospel account starts with Joseph’s genealogy from Abraham representing Jesus’ Incarnation and so Christ's human nature. This signifies that Christians should use their reason for salvation. Matthew was a tax collector before he was called by Jesus to be one of His Twelve Apostles.
- Mark the Evangelist is symbolized by a winged lion which is a figure of courage and monarchy. The lion also represents Jesus’ resurrection since lions were believed to sleep with open eyes, a comparison with Christ in the tomb, and Christ as King. This signifies that Christians should be courageous on the path of salvation. Mark was a follower of Peter, so an apostolic man.
- Luke the Evangelist, the author of the third Gospel account and the Acts of the Apostles is symbolized by a winged ox or bull – a figure of sacrifice, service and strength. Luke's account begins with the duties of Zacharias in the temple; it represents Jesus sacrifice in His Passion and Crucifixion, as well as Christ being High Priest (this also represents Mary’s obedience). The ox signifies that Christians should be prepared to sacrifice themselves in following Christ. Luke, as a gospel writer, is concerned with the mercy and compassion of Jesus, the role of the Spirit in the life of Jesus and the Christian disciple, the importance of prayer, and Jesus’s concern for women. Luke was a doctor and a close friend of St. Paul.
- John the Evangelist is symbolized by an eagle – a figure of the sky, and believed by Christian scholars to be able to look straight into the sun. John starts with an eternal overview of Jesus the Logos, the Word of God, and goes on to describe many things with a higher Christology than the three synoptic gospels, it represents Jesus‘ Ascension and Christ's Divine nature. This gospel shows that Jesus was the Messiah and that Christians’ religious beliefs and practice must be rooted in Jesus. John is thought to be the youngest of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles.