Today is the feast of St. Matthias. The remaining eleven apostles were gathered in the Upper Room, after the resurrection and ascension of our Lord, and Simon Peter, their leader appointed by Christ, called them to an important task: the replacement in the vacant office of Apostle of Judas. Of the two qualified men nominated, the Holy Spirit led them to chose St. Matthias, but the main reason for this act of choosing him to replace Judas was, as stated in the book of Acts, that “one of these men must become with us a witness to His resurrection.” Thus the primary importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, which is what we will discuss today on Deep In Scripture.
Don Brey is a former United Methodist, a former agnostic, a former evangelical and a former Episcopalian who was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1996. Don graduated from Yale Law School in 1981. | Today’s Scripture: Matt 16:18-19, John 20:19-23, Acts 1:20-26, Acts 15:28-29
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