The Gospel of St Matthew was received as divinely inspired about the middle of the third century. Origen, Eusebius, and St Jerome all bear witness to this. In addition, this Gospel is found in all the most ancient versions, among them Old Latin, Syriac, and Coptic.

As we give thanks for his beautiful Gospel, we give thanks also for his call to follow Christ, which was the beginning of it all … may he pray for us, and may we grow in our faith through meditating on his Gospel. May God bless you this day.