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Saint Matthew the Apostle


Also known as Levi ,Apostle of Ethiopia

Memorial 21 September

Profile Son of Alphaeus, he lived at Capenaum on Lake Genesareth. He was a Roman tax collector, a position equated with collaboration with the enemy by those from whom he collected taxes. Jesus' contemporaries were surprised to see the Christ with a traitor, but Jesus explained that he had come "not to call the just, but sinners." Matthew's Gospel is given pride of place in the canon of the New Testament, and was written to convince Jewish readers that their anticipated Messiah had come in the person of Jesus. He preached among the Jews for 15 years; his audiences may have included the Jewish enclave in Ethiopia, and places in the East.

Name Meaning gift of God

Patronage accountants, bankers, bookkeepers ,customs officers, financial officers ,guards ,money managers ,Salerno, Italy security forces ,security guards, stock broker,s tax collectors ,

Representation angel holding a pen or inkwell ,bag of coins, halberd inkwell ,king lance ,man holding money ,money bag money box ,purse ,spear, sword, winged man ,young man

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