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Holy Apostle Matthias

 

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Holy Apostle Matthias was one of the seventy disciples of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was chosen by the Apostles to be a replacement for the Apostle Judas Iscariot.

Feast Day

9 August Fourth Day of Celebration of the Transfiguration and Commemoration of the Holy Apostle Matthias

Biography

The Holy and Illustrious Apostle Matthias was born in Cana of Galilee.

His Career after the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

After the Ascension into Heaven of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, according to tradition, Holy Apostle Matthias preached in the countries south of the Caucasus and Syria.

Martyr

According to tradition, The Holy and Illustrious Apostle Matthias died a martyr.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

TROPARION
Chosen by lot through the grace of the Spirit, you were numbered with the twelve divine Apostles. Proclaiming with them the Word who emptied Himself in the flesh for our sake, you were filled by the Lord with wondrous powers. O illustrious Apostle Matthias, entreat Him to grant to those who praise your name the remission of sins and great mercy.


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