St. Matthias – February 24

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1st Reading: Isaiah 66:1-2 Epistle: Acts 1:15-26 Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30

Color: Red

Hymn of the Day: 831 "How shall they hear," who have not heard

St. Matthias, Apostle

Matthias was the apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following Judas’ betrayal of Jesus and his suicide (Acts 1:21-26).

Soon after Matthias’ election, he received the Holy Spirit with the other Apostles (Acts 2:1-4). He is not mentioned again in the New Testament.

Tradition says that Matthias ministered in Judaea and then carried out missions to foreign places. Greek tradition states that he Christianized Cappadocia, a mountainous district now in central Turkey, later journeying to the region about the Caspian Sea, where he was martyred by crucifixion.

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