Thursday, September 24, 2020 UTC

OCT 9: COMMEMORATION OF JAMES ALPHEUS APOSTLE

On October 9th we commemorate James, son of Alpheus, Apostle. The Holy Apostle James (also known as the lesser) was one of the 12 Apostles. He was the brother of the holy Evangelist Matthew.  James heard the Lord’s words and witnessed His miracles.  After the Descent of the Holy Spirit, he and the Apostle Andrew the First-Called made missionary journeys throughout Judea, Edessa, Gaza, and Eleutheropolis, proclaiming the Gospel, healing all sorts of sickness and disease, and converting many. St James finished his apostolic work in the Egyptian city of Ostrachina, where he was crucified by the pagans.