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Saint Matthew the Apostle

The collect for today, the Feast of Saint Matthew, from The Book of Common Prayer [1] (Canadian, 1962):

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 [2]
The Gospel: St. Matthew 9:9-13 [3]

Juan de Pareja, The Calling of St. Matthew [4]Artwork: Juan de Pareja, The Calling of St. Matthew, 1661. Oil on canvas, Prado, Madrid.