Why Matthias Was Chosen to Replace Judas as An Apostle

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By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, 05/14/21

There was a particular set of criteria that qualified Matthias to be the next apostle.

In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Peter discusses who should replace Judas. He then begins to go through a set of criteria before praying to God for guidance, ultimately choosing Matthias.

In a homily of St. John Chrysostom that is featured in the Church’s Office of Readings, we learn there were very specific requirements that the replacement needed to meet before they were even considered.

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