The Qualifications For A Relpacement For Judas Iscariot
Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came and went among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day on which He was taken up from us, become with us a witness to His resurrection.
- Acts 1:21-22
It was Saint Matthias who, through a system called "lots," won the right to replace Judas Iscariot. Because of the qualifications that Peter presented, we can feel confident that Matthias knew the Lord well, embraced all He taught, and was probably present for the first Christian Pentecost.