Saint Matthew the Evangelist - Erie, PA
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N 42° 05.909 W 080° 09.533
17T E 569552 N 4661053
Quick Description: Statue of St. Matthew the Evangelist at Calvary Cemetery in Erie, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2017 6:31:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMWE4K
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Long Description:
This statue of St. Matthew the Evangelist is in Calvary Cemetery on West Lake Road in Erie, PA.

St. Matthew was one of Christ's twelve Apostles, as well as the author of the first Gospel included in the New Testament. His calling by Christ is recorded in his own Gospel (Matthew 9:9): "And when Jesus passed on from hence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he rose up and followed him." After writing his Gospel, it is believed that St. Matthew preached the Gospel in Judea before leaving to preach in other areas, where he was eventually martyred. His feast day is celebrated on September 21st.
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Calvary Cemetery

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the statue. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image but it doesn't hurt.
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