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Feast of Saint James the Apostle – 25th July 2023

Today we celebrate the feast of St James, the Apostle. Son of Zebedee and brother of John the Evangelist and Apostle. James was born at the town Bethsaida in Galilee. He was present at the special miracles worked by the Lord and witnessed all the Lord's Glory at the Transfiguration. James was also the first apostle to die, when he was martyred by Herod Agrippa I in 43 or 44 AD. Known as 'James the Greater' because of his status within the disciples and to distinguish himself from the other apostle named James; he has been specifically honoured since the ninth century at Compostela in Spain where his remains can still be found today in ...