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St. Matthew the Evangelist

St. Matthew the Evangelist

Commemorated November 16

Troparion of St. Matthew, Tone 3

O Apostle Matthew, Thou didst hear the Voice of the Word and receive the light of faith. Thou didst abandon the office of publican and proclaim Christ God's Self-emptying. Ask that those who praise thee may receive forgiveness and great mercy.

Kontakion of St. Matthew, Tone 4

When thou didst cast away the publican's balance thou didst take the yoke of righteousness and become a merchant rich in wisdom. Thou didst preach the Word of truth and rouse the slothful by describing the Last Judgment.