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ST. MATTHIAS - ASHEVILLE, NC

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EXPLORE ST. MATTHIAS

St. Matthias is the first, and subsequently the oldest, historically black parish in the Diocese of Western North Carolina. The building itself is a remarkable feat of architecture, built by a former slave upon a large hill above the city. This "church on the hill" has held centuries worth of stories, truly shaping the Asheville community.

RECOMMENDED ROUTE:

1. St. Matthias Episcopal Church

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HISTORY THROUGH PHOTOS

Whether you are participating in this pilgrimage from your home or out in the world, we invite you to explore the history of St. Matthias through the sources below as you listen to it's story. Please click on a photo to learn more, or use the arrows to navigate.

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CONTINUED LEARNING

This project shares only a piece of the many stories of St. Matthias. We urge you to use these resources to continue your learning.

GET CONNECTED:

St. Matthias Episcopal Church

(828)285-0033

Visit the St. Matthias Website

A COLLECT FOR SAINT MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE

FROM THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

Almighty God, who in the place of Judas chose your faithful servant Matthias to be numbered among the Twelve: Grant that your Church, being delivered from false apostles, may always be guided and governed by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.