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Matthew, masculine name of Hebrew origin "Matathiah", its meaning"gift of God".
Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. One of the 12 apostles according to the Old Testament. Author of the primeval Gospel, being one of the four evangelists. Little information is available on Saint Matthew; Levi, son of Alpheus and his evangelical mission, some authors place it in Persia and others in Ethiopia. Employer of bankers and tax collectors.
His Saint is celebrated on September 21.
OthersSantos Mateo: Saint Matthew, hermit and martyr is celebrated on November 12; San Mateo Alonso de Leciana, priest and martyr on January 22 and San Mateo Kohioye del Rosario, religious and martyr on September 28.
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