O ALMIGHTY God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles; Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 Sam ii. 27, Ps 15, Acts i. 15 and Matthew xi. 25>
Homilies featuring Chrysostom on Acts
and he was numbered with the eleven apostles
Matthias just, today his dignity we own
In that the Apostles' lot gave him the vacant throne;
Last chosen of the Twelve, hear him, O Lord of love,
That throned in light and bliss, we too may reign above.
Note: Matthias by tradition "preached the Gospel for more than 30 years in Judea, Cappadocia