St Matthias, Apostle

Wednesday 24 February 2010

St Matthias, Apostle
2nd Class, Red
(Lauds II;
commem. of Ember Wednesday)


Deus, qui beátum Matthíam Apostolórum tuórum collégio sociásti : tríbue, quæsumus ; ut ejus interventióne, tuæ circa nos pietátis semper víscera sentiámus. Per Dóminum.

Let us pray.

O God, who didst join blessed Matthias to the company of thine Apostles, grant, we beseech thee, that by his intercession we may ever be aware of the depths of thy goodness round about us. Through.


Matthias, one of the seventy-two disciples of Jesus, was chosen as Apostle in the place of Judas. St Matthias preached the Gospel for more than thirty years in Judaea, Cappadocia, Egypt and Ethiopia. In AD 80, he was stoned at Jerusalem, and then beheaded.

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