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  1. Matthias ( / məˈθaɪəs /; Koine Greek: Μαθθίας, Maththías [maθˈθ], from Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ Mattiṯyāhū; Coptic: ⲙⲁⲑⲓⲁⲥ; died c. AD 80) was, according to the Acts of the Apostles (written c. AD 63 ), chosen by the apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following the latter's betrayal of Jesus and his subsequent death. [1]

  2. Mar 31, 2023 · St. Matthias, (flourished 1st century ce, Judaea—died, traditionally Colchis, Armenia; Western feast day February 24, Eastern feast day August 9), in the New Testament, among the 12 Apostles, the disciple who, according to Acts of the Apostles 1:21–26, was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after Judas betrayed Jesus.

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  3. Sep 10, 2019 · Matthias the Apostle was one of the twelve main disciples of Jesus Christ. He’s the only disciple who wasn’t personally called by Jesus. Instead, the other disciples chose him to replace Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus and died shortly after Jesus was crucified.

  4. Apr 15, 2018 · Saint Matthias the Apostle is a patron saint of alcoholics. He was also the man whom early Christians chose to replace one of Jesus Christ's original apostles who betrayed him -- Judas Iscariot -- after Judas' suicide. St.

  5. Legends like the Acts of Andrew and Matthias testify to Matthias' enthusiastic embrace of all that being an apostle meant including evangelization, persecution, and death in the service of the Lord. How does one qualify to be an apostle?

  6. Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas - Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They ...

  7. Mar 5, 2015 · Matthias, The Apostle Matthias came from the Hebrew word “Mattithiah”, which means “the gift of Yahweh”. He was regarded as one of Jesus ‘ disciples and was there during the baptism of Jesus. When Judas died, Peter made a proposal that Matthias join them. In fact, Matthias was selected, along with Barsabas.

  8. May 14, 2022 · to take the place in this apostolic ministry from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.” Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was counted with the Eleven Apostles. Responsorial Psalm 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 R. (8) The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people. or: R. Alleluia.

  9. Jan 4, 2022 · Matthias, short for the name Mattathias, means “gift of Yahweh.” This meaning is fitting, for Matthias became one of the Twelve, replacing Judas after that disciple’s betrayal of Jesus. We meet Matthias after Jesus had ascended back to heaven.

  10. May 24, 2022 · Question Was Matthias or Paul God’s choice to replace Judas as the 12th apostle? Answer With Judas having betrayed Christ and then committing suicide, the 11 remaining disciples decided to replace Judas with a new 12th apostle ( Acts 1:16-20 ).

  11. Jacquier, J.E. (1911). St. Matthias. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved July 26, 2022 from New Advent: MLA citation. Jacquier, Jacque Eugène. "St. Matthias." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 10.

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    Saint Matthias is only mentioned by name once in the New Testament in the Acts of the Apostles. Acts 1:21-26 tells of the full account when Saint Matthias was chosen to become the Apostle who would replace Judas Iscariot. [Peter said], “So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us ...

  13. May 11, 2023 · St. Matthias, Apostle Feast day: May 14. Matthias, whose name means “gift of God”, was the disciple chosen to replace Judas as one of the twelve Apostles. The Acts of the Apostles state that ...

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