- posted: November 16 @ 7:06pm
Today (in the Eastern Orthodox Church) is my name day
(St. Matthew the Apostle). So I picked a charming picture of me with an Icon of my patron saint. Below are the prayers for his feast day.
O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
When thou didst cast away the publican's balance and wast united to the yoke of uprightness, then didst thou prove a merchant of great excellence, one that gathered in the wealth of the wisdom of Heaven; for this cause, the word of truth thou didst herald, O Matthew, and didst arouse the souls of sluggish men by signifying the dread day of reckoning.