Commentary: Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Matthias was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, the apostle chosen by the believers to replace Judas Iscariot.Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
The feast of St. Matthias is placed between the Ascension of the Lord & Pentecost because it was during this time Matthias was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the apostles. Acts, 1:15-26 tells how Matthias was numbered among the Twelve.Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings—Daily: Feast of St. Matthias
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter one, verses fifteen thru seventeen & twenty thru twenty-six;
Psalm One Hundred Thirteen, verses one thru eight;
The Gospel according to John, chapter fifteen, verses nine thru seventeen.
Mass Readings—Pentecost Sunday: Vigil
The Book of Genesis, chapter eleven, verses one thru nine;
or, the Book of Exodus, chapter nineteen, verses three thru eight(a) & sixteen thru twenty(b);
or, the Book of Ezekiel, chapter thirty-seven, verses one thru fourteen;
or, the Book of Joel, chapter three, verses one thru five;
Psalm One Hundred Four, verses one, two, twenty-four, thirty-five, & twenty-seven thru thirty;
The Letter to the Romans, chapter eight, verses twenty-two thru twenty-seven;
The Gospel according to John, chapter seven, verses thirty-seven thru thirty-nine.