Friday, 24 February 2017

Saint Matthias. Apostle. Feast Day 24 February.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Matthias.
Apostle.
Feast Day 24 February.

Double of The Second-Class.

Red Vestments.


Saint Matthias.
Date: Circa 1317–1319.
Author: Workshop of Simone Martini,
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Peter, in The Acts of The Apostles, (Epistle), says that the Prophet had Judas in view when he declares: "That his Episcopate would pass into other hands" [Psalm cviii 8]. It is The Lord, Himself, Who showed the one He had chosen to be associated with The Eleven Apostles (Epistle).

It is to Saint Matthias that He confided the secrets made known to Him in the bosom of His Father (Gospel). Wherefore, this Holy Apostle shares the glory "of the Princes whom God has established over Souls" (Offertory) and "He shall judge The Twelve Tribes of Israel" (Communion).

Since their infidelity, indeed, "their house has become deserted" (Epistle) and The Kingdom of Heaven is transferred to the Gentiles who do Penance. Saint Matthias' name figures in The Canon of The Mass (Second List).

Let us ask "God, Who has included Blessed Saint Matthias in The College of The Apostles, to grant us through his intercession" (Collect) that we may "atone for our sins" (Secret), so as to obtain "peace and pardon" (Postcommunion).

Every  Parish Priest Celebrates Mass for the people of his Parish.

Mass: Mihi autem.
Commemoration and Last Gospel: Of The Feria, in Lent.
The Creed: Is said.
Preface: Of The Apostles.



English: Stained-Glass Window, depicting Saint Matthias (Left)
in the Cathedral of Saint Marie d'Auch, France.
Français : Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Auch - Vitrail de la chapelle de la Passion (saint Mathias, Esdras, Habacuc, sibylle Tiburtine).
Date: July 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: MOSSOT.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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