12. To Matthew.
A Liturgy is also attributed to Saint Matthew, which is vulgarly called the Mass of the Ethiopians. Even more arguments of νοθείας/illegitimacy betray it, as that prayer is made to God, that He would absolve our Popes, Princes, and Kings; Patriarchs, Archbishops, etc.; which sort in the time of Saint Matthew were not to be found in any nation; that mention is made of the Epact, and the golden number, of more recent intention; and that it has even more vestiges of the later superstition brought into the Church.
 Epacts were adjustments made to bring the lunar and solar calendars into harmony for determining the date of Easter.  Another devise used to find the New Moon, for the purpose of determining the date of Easter.