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St. Matthew

St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel.  This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by the Gospel itself.  He was the son of Alpheus and was called to be an Apostle, while sitting in the tax collectors place at Capernaum.  Before his conversion he was a publican, i.e., a tax collector by profession.  He is to be identified with the “Levi” in the gospels of Mark and Luke.  His apostolic activity was at first restricted to the communities of Palestine.  Nothing definite is known about his later life.  There is a tradition that points to Ethiopia as his field of labor; other traditions mention of Parthia and Persia.  It is uncertain whether he died a natural death or received the crown of martyrdom.

Writing for his countrymen of Palestine, St. Matthew composed his Gospel in his native Aramaic, the “Hebrew tongue” mentioned in the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.  Soon afterward, about the time of the persecution of Herod Agrippa I in 42 AD, he took his departure for other lands.  Another tradition places the composition of his Gospel either between the time of this departure and the Council of Jerusalem, i.e., between 42 AD and 50 AD or even later.  Definitely, however, the Gospel, depicting the Holy City with its altar and temple as still existing, and without any reference to the fulfillment of our Lord’s prophecy, shows that it was written before the destruction of the city by the Romans in 70 AD, and this inthttp://www.stjosephchurchocd.org/adminzone/ZoneAbout.aspxernal evidence confirms the early traditions.

 

Family ID Head of the Family
13-0002 MATHEW D'SILVA
13-0003 CLETUS PAUL
13-0005 JOSEPH ALMEIDA
13-0009 FRANCIS FERNANDES
13-0013 PETER PINTO
13-0015 LESLIE REGO
13-0016 LANCY SEQUERIA
13-0019 RONALD PINTO
13-0028 SUBHASH PAWAR
13-0030 MANIK BADGUJAR
13-0034 MARC MENEZES
13-0035 JOHN LUIS
13-0037 EDGAR MENEZES
13-0038 MABEL FERNANDEZ
13-0041 JOSEPHINE PINTO
13-0042 PAUL REBELLO
13-0043 MABLE MONIS
13-0044 ANTHONY TIXEIRA
13-0045 AUGUSTINE D'SOUZA
13-0047 JOSEPH BRAGANZA
13-0049 JULIA FERNANDES
13-0050 FRANCIS CARDOZ
13-0051 PETER FERNANDES
13-0052 ISAC MONTEIRO
13-0053 THOMAS MENEZES
13-0054 CLIFFORD D'SOUZA
13-0055 ASSUMPTION SUGATHAN
13-0056 VALERIAN NORONHA
13-0057 IGNATIUS D'SOUZA
13-0059 CORNELIUS CUTHINHO
13-0060 HILLARY DANTES
13-0063 PETER D'SOUZA
13-0064 BERNARD CARVALHO
13-0065 DENZIL D'SOUZA
13-0067 GREGORIO FERNANDES
13-0068 CHARLES NORONHA
13-0069 PHILOMENA RODRIGUES
13-0070 PASKIN SALES
13-0072 STANLEY MATHAIS
13-0073 HENRY MASCARENHAS
13-0074 JACINTHA D'SOUZA
13-0075 JOHN FERNANDES
13-0078 ANTHONY D'SOUZA
13-0080 PETER D'SOUZA
13-0085 XAVIER D'SILVA
13-0086 WARREN RODRIGUES
13-0088 MELWIN D'SOUZA
13-0094 JOHN FELIX D'SOUZA
13-0096 HARRY DANTIS
13-0097 REGINA CRASTO
13-0100 SANTANO CRUZ RODRIGUES
13-0101 CYRILIA DANTIS
13-0102 FELIX PINTO
13-0104 DOROTHY PEREIRA
13-0109 KENNY GOMES
13-0112 NICHOLAS D'SOUZA
13-0114 NANDU KADAM
13-0115 JACOB PEREIRA
13-0119 FRANCIS D'SOUZA
13-0120 SANTAN NORONHA
13-0121 ALEX DASS

 

 
     
 
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