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The Saint John's Bible: Virtual Tour

Copyright © Call of the Disciples, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Call of the Disciples

John 1:35-51
Primary artist: Donald Jackson

This depiction of Jesus and His disciples “captures the crowds, the sense of purpose, and the joy of following Jesus” (Sink, 2013, p. 262).

The image is overwhelming upon first glance, but a closer look reveals the figures of Jesus, angels, a lamb, and a number of indistinct individuals (University of Portland, 2013). The figure of Jesus (at the centre in white) almost blends in with the other figures present which is a reflection of His humanity and connection to those around Him (Sink, 2013).



Sink, S. (2013).  The art of The Saint John's Bible: The complete reader's guide.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 

University of Portland. (2016). Call of the Disciples. Artist: Donald Jackson. Retrieved from