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St Matthias Apostle Spoon
Matthias became an Apostle after the Resurrection to replace Judas Iscariot. Choosing a replacement meant finding a disciple who had been with them from the beginning and had witnessed the Resurrection. Eventually it was between Matthias and Joseph Barsabbas, so the two cast lots. Matthias preached the Gospel for thirty years in Judea, Egypt and Ethiopia. He was martyred by stoning to death. His feast day is the 14th of May. He is the patron saint of tailors, carpenters and alcoholics. The spoon shows him holding a halberd. 17cm long.