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    Saint Matthias, a close disciple of Jesus from the time of his baptism to His Ascension, was the disciple chosen to replace Judas as the twelfth Apostle. We celebrate the feast of Saint Matthias on May 14th.

  2. Mar 26, 2024 · St. Matthias ; Western feast day February 24, Eastern feast day August 9) was, 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.

  3. Jan 4, 2022 · Who was Matthias in the Bible? Answer. 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.

  4. Oct 12, 2023 · Updated October 12, 2023. When Jesus began his public ministry, he chose twelve disciples to follow him for three years ( Luke 6:12-16 ). However, when Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus and thereafter killed himself ( Matthew 27:1-10 ), the disciples needed to find a twelfth man to replace Judas.

  5. 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 ...

  6. MATTHIAS mə thī’ əs (shortened form of Ματταθίας, G3478; Heb. מַתִּתְיָ֜הוּ, gift of Yahweh). This name, in various abbreviated forms, is frequently used in the Bible. In the form above, it is the name of the “twelfth apostle,” chosen to take the place of Judas the traitor (Acts 1:23-26).

  7. May 14, 2024 · Matthias, chosen by lot as an apostle after Judas' betrayal, witnessed Jesus' ministry from Baptism to Ascension, symbolizing continuity with the 12 tribes of Israel.

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