Born at Bethsaida, the son of Zebedee and the brother of the apostle John. He was present when Christ performed His more important miracles. He was killed by King Herod Agrippa about the year 42, and is venerated especially at Compostella in Spain where there is a magnificent church dedicated to his honor.
Prayer: Lord God, You accepted the sacrifice of Saint James, the first of your apostles to give his life for Your sake. May Your church find strength in his martyrdom and support in his constant prayer. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 25 July 2016
A Christian Pilgrim