St Mathew was one of the chosen twelve Apostles. He came from Galilee and was the author of the Gospel according to Matthew.
St Matthew was a Jew and a tax collector before following Jesus. Tax collectors were despised by the Scribes and Pharisees and considered outcasts but Jesus happily accepted everyone.
St Matthew was a witness to Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and his Ascension to heaven.
Following the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, St Matthew travelled around Judea and beyond preaching the Gospel. Like most of his fellow Apostles, he was martyred for his Christian teachings and beliefs.
St Matthew’s Feast Day is the 21st September.
St Matthew The Apostle:
Pray for us that we may be made worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.
Glory be to the…