Sunday within the Octave of Epiphany

Today’s Gospel is about Christ teaching in the Temple, traditionally called Christ among the Doctors by art historians. One of several scenes on a fifth-century ivory diptych in Milan Cathedral and in a manuscript sent from Rome to England in the 7th century (see also), itself clearly modeled on a model like the Milan ivory.

Luke 2.42-52

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger


Homilies Of Feasts And Sundays By Catholic Church Fathers by D. G. Hubert (Washbourne, 1901).

Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays, holydays and festivals throughout the ecclesiastical year, to which are added the lives of many saints by Leonard Goffiné (Pustet, 1880).

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays (Benziger, 1896).

Abridged Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.

The Catholic Pulpit: Containing a Sermon for Every Sunday and Holiday in the Year and for Good Friday (Murphy, 1851).

Original, Short and Practical Sermons for Every Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year : Three Sermons for Every Feast by Francis Weninger (Lowen, 1882).

Analysis of the Gospels of the Sundays of the Year by Angelo Cagnolo (Benziger, 1892).

Sermons for Children’s Masses, Accorading to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti (Benziger, 1900).

Sermons from the Latins by James J. Baxter (Benziger, 1902).

Short Discourses for all the Sundays in the Year According to the Mind & Method of the Catechism of the Council of Trent by John McQuirk (St. Paul’s Library, 1908).


Meditations for Every Day in the Year by Roger Baxter (Benziger, 1823, reprinted in 1884).

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon (Benziger, 1894).


Medieval Music Database


ca. 1304 Fresco in the Scrovegni Chapel by Giotto, and another fresco in Assisi

ca. 1310 Painting by Duccio

1501 Fresco by Pinturicchio

1506 Painting by Dürer

Jesus Disputing with the Doctors in the Temple (Google Arts & Culture Online Exhibition on Painting by Tintoretto)

ca. 1580 Engraving by Léonard Gaultier

1843 Illustration for La Grande Bible de Tours by Gustave Doré

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Guide to Christian Iconography

Google Arts & Culture

Great Painters and their Famous Bible Pictures

The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art

The Gospel in Art

Iconography of Christian Art

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