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Holy Apostle James, Brother of John and Evangelist

 

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Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Evangelist was one of the original twelve Apostles of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was among the first four Apostles called of the original twelve Apostles.

30 April - Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Evangelist was the son of Zebedee and Salome. His father was a fisherman.
Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Evangelist's brother was Glorious Apostle John the Theologian and Evangelist.
The two brothers were fishermen on the Sea of Galilee.

The two brother's friends and co-workers were two brothers, The Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Prince of the Apostles Peter and his brother the Holy and Illustrious Apostle Andrew, The First-Called.

These four were first called by Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ to follow Him. (Mt. 4:18-22) (Mk. 1:16-20) (Lk. 5:1-11) (Jn. 1:35-42)

Great Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Evangelist was one of the Holy Apostles who was present at the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

His Career after the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

After the Ascension into Heaven of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Evangelist preached. In 42, Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Evangelist was put to dead by the order of King Herod

Great Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Evangelist was one of the Holy Apostles who was present at the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

Troparion (Tone 2)
Apostle beloved of Christ God, hasten to deliver a people that lacks any other defense: for He accepted that you lay your head on His breast: He will also accept your prayer. Pray Him, then O Theologian, that He may disperse haughty nations, and beg that He may grant us peace and abundant mercy.

More information

St. James the Greater Catholic Encyclopedia

Apostles Cycle
DateNameApostolosGospel
Apostles' Fast beginsMonday after 1st Sun. after Pentecost  
Apostles' Fast ends28 June1 Cor. 12:7-11 Mt. 10:1, 5-8
Feast Holy Apostles Peter and Paul29 June2 Cor. 1:21b-12:9Mt. 16:13-19
Celebration ends Feast Holy Twelve Apostles30 June1 Cor. 4:9-16Mt. 9:36-10.8

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