Feast Day: November 16th

& June 30th, the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles


The Life of Saint Matthew the Holy Apostle and Evangelist: One day, as the Lord Jesus was passing through the city and Matthew was sitting in his customs booth, He said to him: “Come, follow Me!” Matthew not only physically heard these words, but they spoke to his heart as well, so the publican left his booth and followed after Christ, and forsaking all he was numbered among the Twelve Disciples…

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2022 – Life & Chants – Thou wast made a disciple and preacher of Saving Faith.

Prayers

Apolytikion: O Apostle Matthew, who did hear the voice of the Word, and receive the light of faith, you did abandon the office of publican and did proclaim Christ God’s self-emptying. Entreat that those who honor you may be granted forgiveness and great mercy.

Kontakion: When you did cast away the publican’s balance, and did take the yoke of righteousness, and become a merchant rich in wisdom, you did preach the true Word and did rouse the slothful by describing the Last Judgment.

Megalynarion: When the Master called you to forsake all things, O blessed Matthew, you did not delay in obeying Him; and you recorded the tidings of Salvation for publicans and sinners, and all that trust in Him.


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