FeedingOf5000.400

The feeding of the 5000 is the only miracle of Jesus recorded in all four Gospel accounts. The feast is seen as a reminder of the Passover and a foretaste of Holy Communion; the leftovers are gathered at his command and fill 12 baskets, the same number as the months of the year and the apostles. This Ethiopian icon shows the boy’s role; he offers seven foodstuffs.

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