Apostle James the Just

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Saint James the Just also called James Adelphos and James the Brother of Our Lord(died AD 62) was the first bishop or patriarch of the [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]. According to the [[Gospel of James|Protevangelium], James was the son of Joseph - along with the other 'brethren of the Lord' mentioned in the scripture - from a marriage prior to his betrothment to Mary.

Name

Eusebius, quoting from Hegesippus writes that James was “called the Just by all from the time of our Savior to the present day; for there were many that bore the name of James.

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