St. Matthew was UNASHAMED of the Gospel

Festival of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist | September 21

Who is Matthew?

  • Also known as Levi in the Gospels.
  • Originally a tax collector (viewed as a sinful traitor to the Jewish people)
  • Called by Jesus to be one of His disciples (Matthew 9)
    • Author of The Gospel According To Matthew (c. AD 50)
      • One of four canonical Gospels
  • Believed to have died a martyr’s death.
  • Symbolized by a winged man.

O Son of God, our blessed Savior Jesus Christ, You called Matthew the tax collector to be an apostle and evangelist. Through his faithful and inspired witness, grant that we also may follow You, leaving behind all covetous desires and love of riches; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Released on March 26, 2023 (Divine Service)