The feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle, who followed the Lord Jesus from the baptism of John even to that day when Christ was assumed into heaven; for which reason, after the Lord’s Ascension, he was appointed by the apostles to take the place of Judas the traitor in order that, being counted as one of the Twelve, he might be a witness to the resurrection.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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