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  1. Matthias the Apostle Biography. There is no mention of a Matthias among the lists of disciples or followers of Jesus in the three synoptic... Ministry. An extant Coptic Acts of Andrew and Matthias, places his activity similarly in "the city of the cannibals" in... Writings. Surviving fragments of ...

  2. 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.

  3. St. Matthias, ; 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.

  4. Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas. 12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. 13 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. That's the first we hear of Matthias in Scripture, and the last. 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?

  7. Jan 4, 2022 · 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. About 120 disciples gathered in Jerusalem for fellowship and prayer, awaiting Jesus ...

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