Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
St. Matthias, whose feast it is today, was the disciple among “The 72” that was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot, who, not unlike someone else we all know and wish we didn’t, was a powerhungry materialist who was so embarrassed by the supernatural reality Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist that he waged his own war against Our Blessed Lord and His Church.
Like. Someone. Else. We. All. Know.
The book of Acts opens with the remaining eleven apostles meeting and choosing Judas’ replacement, with the whole scene fulfilling Psalm 108:8…
“May his days be few: and his bishopric let another take.”
Judas is happening.
St. Matthias, pray for us.