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Joseph: Saint Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father and the spouse of the Virgin Mary

‘Christ in the House of His Parents (‘The Carpenter’s …

Joseph, his head bowed respectfully towards her. On her left was a figure like a bishop, wearing a small mitre, with one hand raised as if preaching.

Artwork page for ‘Christ in the House of His Parents (‘The Carpenter’s Shop’)’, Sir John Everett Millais, Bt, 1849-50 on display at Tate Britain. This picture was exhibited with words from the Old Testament, often seen as prefiguring Christ’s Crucifixion: ‘And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands?

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Joseph's grace and glory come from his marriage bond with Mary. It is also a potent lesson to us Christians to base our lives and conduct on the closest relationship possible with Mary, Queen of the Universe.

Joseph (Hebrew: יוֹסֵף ‎, translit. Yosef; Greek: Ἰωσήφ, translit. Ioséph) is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus, and is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheranism and Methodism.

Joseph standing to the right of the Blessed Virgin, or to the left, as I looked at him, his head bent towards her and his hands joined; and the other figure, which I took to be St.