St. Matthew the Apostle also known as Levi, was, according to the Bible, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to Christian tradition, one of the four Evangelists.Matthew was a 1st-century Galilean (presumably born in Galilee, which was not part of Judea or the Roman Iudaea province), the son of Alpheus. As a tax collector in Capernaum he was literate in Aramaic and Greek. Matthew authored the first Gospel of the Bible’s New Testament, now known as the Gospel of Matthew. He is the patron saint of tax collectors and accountants. The Feast of St. Matthew is annually celebrated on September 21 and his symbol is that of a winged man or angel.