Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Vigil Of Saint Matthias. Apostle. 23 February.

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

Vigil Of Saint Matthias.
23 February.


Violet Vestments.

Saint Matthias.PNG

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

The Church attaches great importance to The Feasts of The Apostles, which are preceded by a Vigil (Collect).

Saint Matthias, elected by The Will of God (Gospel), received Judas' share in the inheritance of The Church which was figured by The Promised Land divided into twelve tribes (Epistle).

Called "to give his life" (Gospel), like Jesus, to crown his Apostolic career, he suffered Martyrdom and was "clothed by God in resplendent glory" (Communion).

Let us ask God to prepare us to Celebrate piously The Feast of His Apostle, Saint Matthias.

Mass: Ego autem.

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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