Saint Matthias

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Matthias, St. The apostle chosen to fill the vacancy in the twelve left by the treachery of Judas, according to Acts 1. 15–26. Feast day in W., 14 May (24 Feb. in Anglican churches); in the E., 9 Aug.

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Matthias, St an Apostle, chosen by lot after the Ascension to replace Judas. He may be shown with an axe or a halberd as instruments of his martyrdom. His feast day is 14 May in the Western Church and 9 August in the Eastern Church.

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