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OCT 23: COMMEMORATION OF JAMES – APOSTLE, BROTHER OF THE LORD

On October 23rd we commemorate James – Apostle, Brother of the Lord. James was the son of Righteous Joseph the Betrothed of the Most Holy Theotokos. After the Ascension of the Lord, Saint James was the first bishop of Jerusalem, gaining the great esteem not only of Christians, but also among Jews. He wrote an epistle which is part of the New Testament. St. James is commemorated on October 23; on December 26 and also on the first Sunday after the Nativity, along with David the King and St. Joseph; and on January 4 among the Seventy Apostles.

 

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